Eight times out of ten is a pretty good average. That’s how many times Outsports has been singled out in the last decade for either a nomination or an award by leading national organizations like GLAAD and the NLGJA, The Association of LGBTQ Journalists.
On Wednesday, GLAAD announced Outsports received a nomination for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, for our 2019 series about transgender athletes in women’s sports.
“When I started researching this series about trans athletes, it was because I wanted to learn more and I wanted to share what I learned,” tweeted Outsports co-founder Cyd Zeigler. “Many thanks to the trans athletes who have opened my eyes & shared with me, and to GLAAD for this GLAAD Awards nomination.”
It’s our sixth nomination for a GLAAD Media Award, and we are humbled to be included among such awesome journalists who were also nominated:
- Trish Bendix of Time.com
- Beh Lih Yi of OpenlyNews.com
- Scott Bixby of The Daily Beast
- Brenda Medina of ProPublica.org
Zeigler — three-time winner of NLGJA awards for excellence in journalism, and five-time GLAAD nominee — shares this nomination with managing editor Dawn Ennis, who is a two-time Emmy winner, among other awards for writing, including the Writers Guild of America, Edward R. Murrow and George Foster Peabody awards. Outsports was the only outlet nominated in the two digital journalism categories for a story related to LGBT sports.
The only other two LGBT sports-related nominees chosen by GLAAD were Jenny Vrentas of Sports Illustrated for her “2019 Sportsperson of the Year: Megan Rapinoe” story, and ESPN for their version of Ryan Russell’s coming out story, in which he revealed he is bisexual to both the cable network and to Outsports.
Congratulations to all the nominees!