"My mom was cool. It was pretty weird," vertelde Griner. "I sat on the stairs, she sat in her room. I was like, 'Mom, gotta tell you something!'. I came out, she was like, 'I love you.' I was like, 'All right, well, gonna go play some video games'." Ook had ze een inspirerende boodschap voor jonge LHBT's. 

De 22-jarige Griner kwam in april uit de kast in een interview met Sports Illustrated en werd de eerste out-and-proud atleet met een contract bij Nike. “Just be who you are”, vertelde ze toen. “Don't worry about what other people are going to say, because they're always going to say something, but, if you're just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don't hide who you really are."