Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) star Brittney Griner will be honored Saturday for her work promoting LGBT rights.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, will give its Visibility Award to Griner during its annual Houston Gala.

The former Baylor University center has been a vocal supporter of LGBT rights since coming out in 2012.

“I am very fortunate, in this stage of my life, to be valued for my skills on the court = judged not on who I am but on how well I play the game,” she recently told LGBT group Texas Wins. “That’s the standard all of us – gay, straight, or transgender – should be held to in every job we have. Everyone deserves an equal shot at success and no one should be fired based simply on sexual orientation or gender identity. As a native Texan, I am glad to see the new non-discrimination policy and education work Texas Wins is doing to ensure that top talent, no matter who they are, has the same opportunity to pursue the American Dream.”

Griner, now with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, was the WNBA's top draft pick in 2013.

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