About Adam Polaski
Adam Polaski is a writer, graphic designer, and storyteller in Brooklyn.
He works full time at Freedom for All Americans, a national organization committed to securing LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections. There, he writes stories about LGBTQ people, building on his storyteling work at Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide.
Adam studied journalism and Spanish at Ithaca College. He has been recognized for Excellence in Online Journalism by the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association for his work as a writer and editor for The Bilerico Project. His writing has also been published in Hello Mr. magazine and in Love Unites Us, a book about the marriage equality movement. He is originally from Philadelphia and is a proud, voracious reader who is happy to recommend your next favorite book club selection.
Connect with Adam on Twitter and Instagram: @AdamPolaski.
- National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association Award, "Excellence in Online Journalism," 2012: Third-place Award recognizing my independently-reported four-part series on Lez Get Real for The Bilerico Project, published June 2011.
- GLAAD Media Award nomination with The Bilerico Project: Outstanding Blog, 2012: The Bilerico Project was nominated for Outstanding Blog in January 2012, recognizing the blog's work in 2011, during which I served six months as Editorial Intern and then Associate Editor.
- Park Scholar Award: 2008-2012Full merit-based scholarship to Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications, based on academic success, leadership skills, service commitment and passion for communications
- Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership: 2011Ithaca College award recognizing students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment.
- Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honors Society: Inducted Fall 2009The National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. Served as chapter secretary 2010-2012.