Brittney Griner, the WNBA star player for the Phoenix Mercury, has been a subject of intense debate online regarding her gender identity.
Though she was arrested in Russia and released later, discussions on whether she is transgender or has undergone hormone therapy continue.
What is Brittney Griner’s Actual Gender?
Many theories have emerged about Brittney Griner‘s gender identity, with some speculating that she is transgender or has undergone hormone therapy.
However, calling a woman transgender can be considered an insult and a way to look down on her abilities and performance on the basketball court.
There is no direct evidence or proof that Griner has altered her body or chromosomes in any way.
While her voice sounds different compared to other females, being a homosexual – being attracted to and interested in women – does not equate to gender identity.
Griner’s childhood and upbringing leave little scope for a complete change in gender and identity.
Her father was quite against her sexuality and one can only imagine how he would have reacted if she was secretly a boy. Therefore, it is improbable that Griner is a man masquerading as a woman.
Griner may be slightly different in terms of sexual orientation and vocal cords, but this does not define her as a basketball player or a person. At the end of the day, she is a WNBA star player who deserves recognition for her skills and talent.