Indiana Fever guard Layshia Clarendon opens up about gay acceptance in Christianity.

In an open and honest interview, Indiana Fever guard Layshia Clarendon talks openly with The Players Tribune about being black, gay, female, non-cisgender and Christian.

“The Church has a rich history of homophobia, which has inflicted so much harm on so many lives. I took this especially personally because I am a Christian who often needs to prove her faith because of her sexuality. How could my fellow believers be the ones to exclude any walk of life? As leaders in faith and the league, I expect my sisters in Christ to fight for inclusion. That’s what we should be doing — that’s the right thing to do. Isn’t that the message?”

“Love isn’t a gay or straight experience; it’s a human experience.”

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