Outsports nominated for GLAAD award

We were thrilled to find out we've been nominated for GLAAD's Outstanding Digital Journalism Article award for our ground-breaking article, "Former college football captain was openly gay." The article chronicles the story of Brian Sims, the defensive tackle who came out to his Bloomsburg University football team in 2000. Since the release of the article Sims has become an empowered gay-rights activist working with lawyers (he is an attorney himself) and college athletic departments to tear down anti-gay inequality in the legal system and sports.

Also great to see is that three of the five finalists are sports-related, the other two coming from ESPN.com: LZ Granderson's column, "McMackin's Slur Reveals Larger Problem"; And John Buccigross' story about Brendan Burke, "We Love You, This Won't Change a Thing."

Complete list of nominees after the jump.

The Advocate also nabbed a nomination in Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia for their series by Derrick Shore following the 2009 AIDS Ride. And The New Yorker was nominated for their piece by Ariel Levy, "Either/Or: Sports, Sex and the Case of Caster Semenya."

21ST ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS NOMINEES

OUTSTANDING FILM - WIDE RELEASE
Everybody's Fine (Miramax)
I Love You, Man (DreamWorks SKG)
Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (Lionsgate Films)
A Single Man (The Weinstein Company)
Taking Woodstock (Focus Features)

OUTSTANDING FILM-LIMITED RELEASE
Casi Divas (Maya Entertainment)
The Country Teacher (Film Movement)
Little Ashes (Regent Releasing)
Phoebe in Wonderland (THINKFilm)
The Secrets (Monterey Media)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Skins (BBC America)
True Blood (HBO)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Beautiful People (Logo)
Glee (Fox)
GREEK (ABC Family)
Modern Family (ABC)
United States of Tara (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
"Homeward Bound" Private Practice (ABC)
"Lisa Says" The Listener (NBC)
"Pawnee Zoo" Parks and Recreation (NBC)
"The Real Ghostbusters" Supernatural (The CW)
"Wait and See" Private Practice (ABC)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
An Englishman in New York (Logo)
Pedro (MTV)
Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime)
Torchwood: Children of Earth (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
Ask Not (PBS)
Be Like Others (HBO)
Derek (The Sundance Channel)
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (Diva Productions)
U People (Logo)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
The Amazing Race 15 (CBS)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
Making His Band (MTV)
The Real World: Brooklyn (MTV)
RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo/VH1)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
All My Children (ABC)
As The World Turns (CBS)
Guiding Light (CBS)
One Life to Live (ABC)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
"Ellen Degeneres and Her Wife, Portia de Rossi" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
"Hell to Pay - Gay Teen Exorcism" The Tyra Banks Show (The CW)
"Mormon Church & Gays" The Joy Behar Show (HLN)
"The Science of Intersex" The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated)
"Sirdeaner Walker Interview" The Ellen Degeneres Show (syndicated)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM - NEWSMAGAZINE
"40th Anniversary of Stonewall" In the Life (PBS)
"Angie Zapata Murder Trial" InSession (truTV)
"Bullied to Death?" Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
"Gay Killings in Iraq" CNN Newsroom (CNN)
"Uganda Be Kidding Me" (series) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
"Gay Teen Mutilated" Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN)
"Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach 'I Was Utterly Devastated'" CNN Newsroom (CNN)
"Reverend's Revelation: Minister Speaks Out About Being Transgender" The Early Show (CBS)
"Total Transformation: Why Chaz Bono Decided to Change" Good Morning America (ABC)
"Why Will Won't Pledge Allegiance" American Morning (CNN)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
"Binational, Same-Sex Couples Face Immigration Problems" by Mike Swift (San Jose Mercury News)
"Kept From a Dying Partner's Bedside" by Tara Parker-Pope (The New York Times)
"Militias Target Some Iraqis for Being Gay" by Paul Wiseman and Nadeem Majeed (USA Today)
"Minister Kept Secret for 27 Years" by Christine McFadden (The Portland Tribune [Portland, Ore.])
"Transgender Vets a Hidden Population" by Carol Ann Alaimo (Arizona Daily Star [Tucson, Ariz.])

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
Leonard Pitts, Jr. (The Miami Herald)
Deb Price (The Detroit News)
Frank Rich (The New York Times)
Rev. ByRon Williams (The Oakland Tribune)
Craig Wilson (USA Today)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER OVERALL COVERAGE
Greeley Tribune [Greeley, Colo.]
Los Angeles Times
The New York Times
Portland Press Herald [Portland, Maine]
The Washington Post

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
"Coming Out in Middle School" by Benoit Denizet-Lewis (The New York Times Magazine)
"Either/Or: Sports, Sex and the Case of Caster Semenya" by Ariel Levy (The New Yorker)
"Gay on Trial" by Gabriel Arana (The American Prospect)
"Trouble in Paradise" by Jeannine Amber (Essence)
"What's Right with Utah" by Lisa Duggan (The Nation)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
The Advocate
Entertainment Weekly
The Nation
Newsweek
People

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
"Former College Football Captain Was Openly Gay" by Cyd Zeigler, Jr. (Outsports.com)
"McMackin's Slur Reveals Larger Problem" by LZ Granderson (ESPN.com)
"On the Road to Refuge" by Pete Muller (ColorLines.com)
"'We Love You, This Won't Change a Thing'" by John Buccigross (ESPN.com)
"Why Can't You Just Butch Up? Gay Men, Effeminacy, and Our War with Ourselves" by Brent Hartinger (AfterElton.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM - MULTIMEDIA
"AIDS Lifecycle: On the Road" by Derrick Shore (Advocate.com)
"From Stonewall to Mainstream" research by Jessica Bennett, Rebecca Shabad, & Brooke Browne (Newsweek.com)
"The Stonewall Riots: 40 Years Later" produced by Dave Singleton (AARP.com)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Brandi Carlile, Give Up the Ghost (Sony Music)
Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster (Interscope)
Gossip, Music for Men (Sony Music)
Adam Lambert, For Your Entertainment (19 Recordings/RCA Records)
Otep, Smash the Control Machine (Victory Records)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Z. Greenberg, Jim Krueger, Doug Petrie, Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
Detective Comics by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
Madame Xanadu by Matt Wagner (Vertigo/DC Comics)
Secret Six by Gail Simone (DC Comics)
X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)

OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER
40 is the New 15 book and lyrics by Larry Todd Johnson, music by Cindy O'Connor
Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins by Brian Christopher Williams
Battle Hymn by Jim Leonard
Bingo with the Indians by Adam Rapp
Lydia by Octavio Solis

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: BROADWAY & OFF-BROADWAY
A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo
The Brother/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts
Soul Samurai by Qui Nguyen
The Temperamentals by Jon Marans

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF-OFF BROADWAY
Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party by Aaron Loeb
Devil Boys From Beyond by Buddy Thomas
The Lily's Revenge by Taylor Mac
She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson
Wickets created and conceived by Clove Galilee and Jenny Rogers, adapted from Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes

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