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WNBA Stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson Wed: PHOTOS

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WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson got hitched at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, E News reports

The wedding comes two weeks after Griner and Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct related to domestic violence at Griner's Phoenix home. Johnson later wrote about the incident in a caption on Instagram:

WE'RE OK! @brittneygriner and I are home, injury-free, and still wedding planning! We know we must set better examples, even during the most trying times, and we are EXTREMELY sorry for all the negative attention we brought to ourselves, our family, and the league. We are actively seeking help in order to do BETTER. Thanks for all the Love, Support, and Prayers that were sent our way. #LoveLife #StillBlessed #WorkInProgress #NobodysPerfect

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"I am committed to making positive changes and I plan to use what I have learned to set a good example and help make a difference in the world around me," Griner added in a statement released through her attorney following the incident.


WNBA Star Brittney Griner and Fiancée Glory Johnson Arrested for Assault, Disorderly Conduct

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Brittney Griner was arrested alongside her WNBA star finacee Glory Johnson on Wednesday on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, TMZ reports:

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to Griner's home around 4:30 PM on Wednesday -- after receiving a call about a domestic dispute between the two women. 

When cops arrived, we're told officers observed "minor physical injuries" on both Brittney and Glory. 

The two were released early Thursday morning. Griner proposed to Johnson back in August 2014. 

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WATCH: Trailer For Malcolm Ingram’s New LGBT Sports Documentary ‘Out To Win’

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The teaser trailer for acclaimed film Director Malcolm Ingram’s new LGBT documentary Out to Win, which provides insight into the lives of LGBT athletes, is now available on the web reports Out. The documentary examines the lives and careers of professional and aspiring LGBT athletes from around the world including interviews with Martina Navratilova, Charline Labonté, Conner Mertens, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Wade Davis, David Kopay, John Amaechi and Brittney Griner.

Ingram is known for several LGBT documentaries he directed including Continental and Small Town Gay Bar, which was a huge hit with critics at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006.

Out in Film debuts at SXSW in Austin, Texas next month. Watch the trailer, which features brief but enlightening clips from interviews with various LGBT athletes, AFTER THE JUMP

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Outsports Names Brittney Griner 'Female Athlete of the Year'

Outsports has named WNBA star Brittney Griner its "Female Athlete of the Year," citing her memorable year both on and off the court. 

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What a year for the WNBA's Brittney Griner. Last year she entered the league as the overall No. 1 draft choice of the Phoenix Mercury and did not disappoint. She was the defensive player of the year in 2014 and set a record for blocked shots. She was a key cog as the Mercury won this year's WNBA title.

Off the court, Griner has been a great inspiration as an out-and-proud openly lesbian athlete. After leaving Baylor, she is totally free to be herself and this summer announced her engagement to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson.

Read the full post and vote for your own favorite out athlete here

[photo via Out]


Brittney Griner Proposes to Girlfriend and Fellow WNBA Star Glory Johnson

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WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson shared the special news over Instagram yesterday.

Wrote Griner:

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Wrote Johnson:

 

Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury and Johnson for the Tulsa Shock.

Congrats ladies!


WNBA Becomes First Pro Sports League to Debut Marketing Campaign Specifically for LGBT Fans: VIDEO

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Earlier this week, the WNBA launched a marketing campaign to help recruit LGBT fans to its games, becoming the first professional sports league to do so.

The AP reports:

The effort, which begins with the launch of a website Wednesday, includes having teams participate in local pride festivals and parades, working with advocacy groups to raise awareness of inclusion through grassroots events, and advertising with lesbian media. A nationally televised pride game will take place between Tulsa and Chicago on Sunday, June 22. All 12 teams will also have some sort of pride initiative over the course of the season.

"For us it's a celebration of diversity and inclusion and recognition of an audience that has been with us very passionately," WNBA President Laurel Richie said. "This is one of those moments in the 'W' where everybody comes together."

Screen Shot 2014-05-24 at 2.48.41 PMBrittney Griner, one of the handful of openly gay WNBA athletes, praised the new campaign and said she plans on wearing rainbow-colored shoes during the month of June in support of the initiative.

"I'm so glad that we're finally making a push to the LGBT community who is a strong supporter of the WNBA," said Griner, who served as grand marshal of the Phoenix Pride parade last season. "Our league being the first to make that push and bring more attention to it is great. We'll pave the way and show its fine and there's nothing wrong with it. More sports need to do it. It's 2014, it's about time."

Check out the AP interview with Griner, AFTER THE JUMP...

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