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Willamette Freshman Conner Mertens Becomes First LGBT College Football Player


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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jan 28, 2014
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    • Kamuriie

      Good for him! A cutie, to boot.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • boring

      I leve Oregen.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant

      Yay, a man who doesn’t identify as gay but still has some gay in him. Yay, yay, yay. I like these sorts of guys because they don’t submit to the presumptive and dictatorial “you’re either straight or gay” rules of the gay male PC class.

      The gay male PC class consists of grisly gay men who insist on calling yourself gay even if you might have had one boyfriend for 2 days in 50 years of your life.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • floridaboy

      Great to hear about my alma mater, but the university is Willamette, not Williamette, and the state is Oregon.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 6:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant

      You’ve got to realize that women find male bisexuality threatening because it proves that men are superior to women. It’s like saying to a woman that she can’t use sexual consent or non-consent as a weapon against men. A man who can opt into men after being rejected by women is a man who is empowered.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking

      Here we go again with the bisexual bullshit. Hopefully he will find the courage to come out as gay by the time he graduates.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • that_dude247

      Who? And where?

      Jan 28, 2014 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel

      Congratulations on coming out of the closet, Conner. You are an inspiration to many people for being brave and coming out of the closet publicly. I am sure it was not an easy thing to do, but, you have changed the views of some people regarding sexuality and sports.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant


      The gay scene is itself a closet, don’t forget. It’s a segregationist closet.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fourltrfred

      Good for him, hope all goes well.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel

      Jimbryant, it isn’t a closet if you don’t make it a closet. Some people make it a closet. If they chose to be open, good for them. If they choose to be in the closet, it is for reasons that are important to them.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant


      Sexual behavior should be a private thing.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel

      I am very sorry, I didn’t know. I didn’t mean to offend anyone by what I said. It was just my opinion and how I felt about this college player coming out of the closet. I didn’t mean any harm, trouble, or arguments by what I said.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 8:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • richard

      “I Wish he would have done it at the Grammys !” Next to MACKLEMORE The WINNER Who Pissed Off A lot of People !”

      Jan 28, 2014 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking

      @Daniel: Dude, you might be too soft for this game…

      Jan 28, 2014 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAW

      Congrats to Conner for having the b_lls to come out and take grief from both the far right and the slime on here that say that he cannot be bi. I hope that the haters on our side will shut up and leave him alone.

      HOWEVER… Conner was not the first… Brian Sims was co-capt of his team at Bloosburg University way back in 2000 He appears to be the first… Brian is also the first Rep elected to the Pennsylvania House of Reps.

      Congrats to both Men!

      Jan 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees


      ” Good for him! A cutie, to boot. ”

      Good comment.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greyhound1954

      @DShucking: I happen to believe in the Kinsey data that says that most people are not 100 percent straight or gay, but are actually bisexual. If this kid says he’s bi, I believe him. I’m bi, too; always have been, even though I gave up women long ago.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 11:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • auron_880

      Yeah, definitely not the first, Brian Sims was!


      Jan 29, 2014 at 12:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking

      @greyhound1954: LOL So you’re gay but choose to identify as bi. Thanks.

      Jan 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mikah

      That’s Great,coming out is a powerful thing.Imagine if every LGBT person felt safe and courageous enough to come out.Homophobes would have a mental breakdown.

      Jan 30, 2014 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees


      “…coming out is a powerful thing…”
      “Homophobes would have a mental breakdown.”

      How very very true. The homophobes, especially the religious conservatives, are ‘already’ experiencing mental anguish about all of this. Their desire is to denounce and criticize for all kinds of made up reasons but experience difficulty in getting it to stick when those coming out are respected and liked among their family and friends.

      You can’t defeat loving attitudes towards all.

      Jan 31, 2014 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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