Human Rights Campaign Celebrates WNBA Superstar Brittney Griner’s Release & Imminent Return to United States

by Elizabeth Bibi

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released the following statement regarding the recent release of wrongfully detained WNBA superstar Brittney Griner:

The wait is over. Brittney Griner is coming home, and not a moment too soon. Brittney is so much more than a WNBA superstar and Olympian, she is an American hero who had undergone unfathomable hardship. After being wrongfully held for 294 days away from her home, her friends, and most importantly her family, we celebrate her release. The HRC family is grateful for the State Department’s efforts to free her – and to any member of our community facing hate and extremism – your community will never stop fighting for you, just like we never stopped fighting for Brittney.

Kelley Robinson, President, Human Rights Campaign

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