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WNBA players Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson engaged

Friday, August 15, 2014
PHOENIX -- Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has proposed to the Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson and posted it on social media. Griner showed a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account. In the post, Griner wrote: "Last Night was a Night to Remember(,) I became the happiest person on this earth! ...

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WNBA first pro league to launch marketing campaign to recruit LGBT fans

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
NEW YORK -- Amid a surge of public opinion in favor of gay rights in the U.S., the WNBA is launching a campaign to market the league to the LGBT community, becoming the first pro sports league to specifically recruit LGBT fans to its games.

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San Antonio WNBA player Sophia Young speaks out against same-sex marriage

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Sophia Young
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- WNBA player Sophia Young of the San Antonio Silver Stars was among the hundreds of protesters who rallied Tuesday against proposed updates to the city's non-discrimination ordinance that would add protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Brittney Griner, WNBA’s overall draft pick: ‘Be who you are’

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Brittney Griner is the No. 1 overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury in Monday's WNBA draft.Photo: Jessica Hill, AP
HOUSTON -- Standing 6' 8" tall, with an arm span of 86" and wearing a men's size 18 shoe, Brittney Griner, the Phoenix Mercury's 2013 WNBA number one Draft Pick, is an impressive figure both on and off the court.

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