Conner Mertens came out to his college football team last night. Now he comes out publicly.
A place kicker at Willamette University in Oregon, Conner Mertens publicly came out as bisexual. He began his coming out journey by sharing about being bisexual with the head coach of his football team.
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Leaders in athletics receive positive responses to coming out
Two cases surfaced this week revealing proof of a shift in attitudes toward LGBT individuals in the world of sports. Rutgers Athletic Director, Julie Hermann, openly revealed she was gay in her biography on Rutgers' official website. Meanwhile, the basketball coach of Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York, came out to his players and the nation by telling his inspirational testimony of coming out.
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