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Outsports nominated for GLAAD Award for Conner Mertens story

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Outsports' popular story on football player Conner Mertens has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.

Conner Mertens is a groundbreaking football player, and his story has been nominated for a GLAAD Award.
Conner Mertens is a groundbreaking football player, and his story has been nominated for a GLAAD Award.
Jeff Sheng, Fearless Project

Outsports has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Cyd Zeigler's story about Willamette University football kicker Conner Mertens. This is the fourth GLAAD Award nomination for Outsports, previously nominated for our story on college football kicker Alan Gendreauout college football captain (and eventual state legislator) Brian Sims and college wrestler Hudson Taylor.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

Other sports-related nominees include:

  • "Michael Sam confiesa su homosexualidad" Sin Límites - CNN Latino
  • "Orlando Cruz habla de su vida" Al Rojo Vivo - Telemundo
  • La Travesía del Atleta Gay - CNN en Español
  • "Do Ask, Do Tell" - S.L. Price, Sports Illustrated
  • "Infield & Out: Baseball for All" - Morning Joe, MSNBC
  • "Gay Rodeo" - This is Life with Lisa Ling, CNN
  • "Michael Sam" - Oprah Prime, OWN

Congratulations to all the nominees! You can see the full list here.