WNBA player Sharnee Zoll-Norman recently revealed that she is gay.With so many politicians, celebrities and athletes opening up about their sexuality to the world, it’s safe to say that there has never been a better time than now to come out of the closet.
In the past, Zoll-Norman has mentioned that she is married to a woman, but her sexuality has flown under the radar. In a recent interview with the Windy City Times, the Chicago Sky guard finally made her sexuality clear in print for the first time.
“I never felt whether I’m gay, straight, bi, [or] whatever that my sexuality had anything to do with me as a basketball player, and I don’t think it necessarily has anything to do with me as a person,” she said. “If I was straight, I wouldn’t have to come out and say that I was straight.”
She recently stepped out in a big when she made her first appearance at Chicago’s annual Pride Parade, alongside her wife, Serita Norman.
As Zoll-Norman recalls, she and her wife met at a party hosted by Norman’s cousin, and the WNBA player says that it was “fate” that they came to be a couple.
“You should never be ashamed of how you feel inside or out, or who you love,” she said. It takes so much courage to come out, especially Jason as a Black professional athlete. I think we have kind of a stigma in our community, that if you’re gay you’re less masculine. So I really applaud him.”
We applaud any celebrity willing to share their sexuality with the world. Luckily, Zoll-Norman is far from alone. Check out some other female athletes who have come out below. – nicholas robinson