I had a great time hosting WNBA star (and OUT lesbian) Brittney Griner this week at Q Center in Portland! Brittney read from her book, answered questions, signed and gave out copies of “In My Skin”, took photos, and was just generally wonderful. She even brought packs of Skittles and Cliff bars for all of the LGBTQ youth and friends in attendance. What a gem!
At one point during today’s dialogue, when Brittney Griner was asked if she had any advice for queer women coming out in sports, her answer was simple: “Don’t let them silence you.”
I encourage you to check out Brittney’s new book, “In My Skin” when it comes out next week, and be sure and show all of our LGBTQ athletes some love. This is really important work they are doing for the world!
Check out a slideshow of the most beautiful #SochiSign “Gay Propaganda” photos alongside an article I wrote for The Huffington Post about our Photobomb Solidarity Project happening out of Portland for LGBTQ Russia HERE or by clicking the screenshot of me and Beyonce on the HuffPost Gay Voices homepage below!
Quick shout-out to Cameron Kude for his ideas and efforts and to photographer Chase Person for lending his talents to this project! I am always so moved when people give back in creative ways to the community I care so deeply about! You guys are awesome.
The Oregonian caught wind of the story and met a bunch of us at Pioneer Courthouse Square today in Portland. Click HERE to read the piece on OregonLive, and be sure to comment, like and share the post! Read the rest of this entry »