Why Mainstream Brands Like Nike and Clairol Are Putting Trans Stories Front and Center

Keeping up with the cultural conversation

In early August, Nike aired a 30-second spot during NBC's prime-time coverage of the Olympics featuring triathlete Chris Mosier, the first transgender athlete to make a U.S. men's national team. That an esteemed brand like Nike decided to showcase Mosier's story of athleticism and courage while millions worldwide watched had both news outlets and marketers take note.

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