Still, her story and being out will help countless people continue their journey to self-acceptance, and it’s wonderful to see her take this step.Sue Bird came out as gay to ESPNW Thursday, and also said she is dating U. In a lengthy interview, the Seattle Storm forward said she never hid her sexuality, but also said she never felt the need to broadcast it to the entire world. She has spent 15 years in the league, where she has been an All-Star 10 times and has won two titles."It's important to create space for athletes — and people in general who are in the spotlight and don't want all the attention on them—to be who they are in a way that's comfortable for them." Despite their different approaches, Bird said Rapinoe never pressured her into publicly coming out, and that she almost did before the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.However, she said she "chickened out." However, Bird said she knew she was gay when she was a student at UConn and it's always been a "nonissue" with her teammates and friends.For a magazine's questionnaire ahead of the Games titled "25 things you don't know about Olympians," she said, "I literally had at No. I chickened out." She subsequently was listening to a reporter talk with U. teammate Elena Delle Donne about how the basketball star had recently come out, and Bird was struck by how there was "no big deal" about that conversation.Bird said she almost chimed in that she, too, is gay, but instead, it was "another moment it was right there, but I didn't say anything." "Megan feels really passionately about things," Bird said.The army has rejected claims that such a search is occurring.
These aren't secrets to people who know me," Bird told ESPN's Mechelle Voepel. I think people have this assumption that if you're not talking about it, you must be hiding it, like it's this secret.
The allegations draw attention to Korea’s conservative attitudes towards homosexuality, particularly in the military, which is one of the country’s most powerful institutions.
It’s a crime for Korean soldiers to engage in consensual homosexual acts, but that’s not true of same-sex relations; outside the army, same-sex relations are legal but not widely accepted.
That was never the case for me.” Bird said she realized she was gay while at college in UConn. Bird and Rapinoe talked and eventually the relationship grew from there. She's just so level-headed.” Top WNBA pick Kelsey Plum puts T-shirt cannon out of a job Bird’s announcement is big, considering she is one of the most accomplished players in women’s basketball.
these aren't secrets to people who know me,” Bird said. I think people have this assumption that if you're not talking about it, you must be hiding it, like it's this secret. The couple met each other at the 2016 Olympics where both were competing.