This being Election Day, Outsports asked Twitter followers to cast their votes for their favorite stories of 2020 and their favorite pro athlete coming out stories of all time, in an unscientific poll. Admittedly, the responses were few, but decisive.

And the winners are…. Michael Sam, who came out in 2014

Sam’s coming out story led its closest competitor by 20-percent. That was the story of retired NFL offensive tackle Ryan O’Callaghan, which received almost a quarter of the almost 30 votes cast. O’Callaghan was followed closely by Fallon Fox, the first out transgender MMA fighter. and NFL trailblazer Dave Kopay received a little over 10-percent of the vote.

As for favorite stories of the year, the winner in a landslide is 49ers coach Katie Sowers, who became the first woman and first out gay coach at the Super Bowl this year:

More than 66-percent of the almost-60 respondents chose Sowers, with the stories of out high school football player Jake Bain’s trip to his prom with his date Hunter Sigmund, the absence of gay slurs in MLB in 2020 and the coming out story of hockey player Brock Weston far behind.

We invite you to turn to all this week as we revisit some of our favorite stories of 2020, and we will post more polls in the coming days and weeks as 2020 winds to a close.

Check out our archive of coming out stories.

If you are an out LGBTQ person in sports and want to tell your story, email Jim ([email protected])

If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! Space to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.