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Nick Adams, who previously served as GLAAD’s Director of Communications & Special Projects, joined GLAAD's staff in 1998 and has significantly contributed to the organization’s ongoing commitment to transgender visibility. In 1998 he created the transgender section of GLAAD's Media Reference Guide, which included best practices for reporting on the transgender community – standards that the Associated Press and The New York Times subsequently used to improve their own style guides. He has worked with dozens of television shows to help them create more realistic, multi-dimensional transgender characters, including: Degrassi which won a Peabody Award for its inclusion of a transgender teen; Glee, which worked with GLAAD to recruit a 200-person transgender choir; and The Bold and the Beautiful as it chose to disclose that one of its lead characters is a transgender woman.

While researching and reporting the interview with Olympian and reality star Caitlyn Jenner, ABC looked to GLAAD as a valuable source of information on the issues affecting the transgender community, frequently tapping Adams' resources and expertise. ABC News also used GLAAD's Media Reference Guide, along with quotes from Adams and other GLAAD staffers, in materials created for to accompany the interview. Adams has conducted trainings on how to fairly and accurately portray transgender people to high-level executives at Viacom Networks, FOX, CBS, MSNBC, E!, Bravo, Oxygen, and other networks.

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Jan 27, 2016

Today, GLAAD announced the nominees for its 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and for the first time over half of the nominees include transgender people or characters – 75 of the 147 nominees are trans-inclusive, (53 nominees in English, and 22 nominees in Spanish.)

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