No openly gay male has ever been nominated for an ESPY Award. Until now.
Pro Bowler Scott Norton, who came out publicly in 2011, has been nominated for the Best Bowler ESPY (you can vote here). No currently out gay man has ever been nominated for an ESPY either before or after coming out publicly.
"After such a monumental week for LGBT rights, what an incredible feeling to be a part of something to take us a step even further towards equality," Norton told Outsports. "I am so excited to be the first of what I hope will be a long line of world-class openly gay male athletes nominated for this prestigious award."