Former basketball player Camille LeNoir once identified as a lesbian and dated women. After struggling to reconcile her sexuality and her Christian faith, LeNoir decided she no longer identified as a gay person. She opened up about her journey in an interview that was posted on YouTube in 2011, and that video has since cost LeNoir a job coaching at New Mexico State University.
LeNoir is suing New Mexico State in U.S. District Court, alleging that she was discriminated against because of her sexuality and religious beliefs. She shared her story with Glenn on today’s show, saying she was asked if she still held the beliefs she expressed in the YouTube video and then denied the job because of them.
“There’s definitely been a cultural shift,” LeNoir said. “It was sad to learn that … this happened irrespective of my basketball coaching qualifications. You know, that was never mentioned. It was about my heterosexuality and my religious views.”