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!
Though it has been happening for years now, each time I hear one of my songs on the radio feels just as exciting as the first time it happened — way back in 2005. This is probably exacerbated by the fact that whenever any of my family or friends hear me on their radios, they get all excited, too and text me about it. It’s all pretty special.
Big thanks to Portland’s Alternative radio station KNRK 94.7FM, KBOO’s Out Loud Radio, and Portland’s LGBTQ Radio Station Wild Planet Radio for all featuring my tunes this week on the air!
Tune into these stations and request that they play more of me so we can all keep feeling special forever, folks.