Did the parents of WNBA star Brittney Griner feel alright about the fact that their daughter came out as a Lesbian? Well, NBA fans must certainly be wondering about this, especially after the attention given to Brittney over the last year.
To those who are unfamiliar with the term, a Lesbian refers to a woman who has feelings of attraction only toward other women. While Lesbians and other members of the Queer community were heavily scrutinized and attacked in the past, they are more accepted in modern times.
Each parent is different and has varying expectations of their child. That said, while Griner’s mother approved of her newfound lifestyle and sexual preference, the same cannot be said about her father.
Brittney Griner’s father reportedly said we are not “raising any lesbian”
One can only imagine what life was like for BG in her early years. According to the reports, she was bullied and made fun of due to her behavior and deep voice. In fact, things got so bad that Brittney felt a sense of hopelessness and depression.
“Just thinking like, why am I even here? Why am I even alive”
This is a deep question that even adults struggle to answer. Let alone a teenager going through unusual changes while attending high school. She later revealed that basketball helped her find a sense of purpose and belonging. However, that does not change the fact that her family struggled to accept her choices.At least her father did. On the other hand, her mother, Sandra accepted this news with a typical she’d always love her girl no matter what. Be that as it may, her father, Raymond had a serious issue with this news and even declared that he wasn’t going to “raise any lesbian“. This must have truly been painful for Griner to hear. Before we judge her father too harshly, we should remember that conservative families and traditional values are sacred to many people across the world. Thus, it would make sense for this revelation to deeply trouble her father.
Brittney Griner soon moved out of her home and began living her life on her own terms. Soon her father eventually came around and accepted her newfound identity. They have been in regular contact since then.
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