Update 7:11 pm via The Gist:
Jarrett Barrios, the president of GLAAD, has just sent the board of GLAAD his resignation letter. A statement will be going out from GLAAD tonight, but GLAAD confirmed in it an email Barrios did resign…..Now, all the hard-working activists at GLAAD,many of whom are friends and colleagues of mine, can get back to working for LGBT rights without this distraction. The GLAAD board now must remove Troup Coronado from the board. And it has much more to do in looking at the future of the organization
Jarret Barrios the president of the organization Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has come under fire as of late because of GLAAD who received money from AT&T issued public statements supporting AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile and to the FCC opposing possible net neutrality rules.
The executive committee has now voted in favor of removing Barrios, who has refused to resign. Barrios may now take the issue to the full board of directors which also just happens to have an employee of AT&T who sits on it. (But there’s no news of HIM resigning)
Barrios’ ousting would be a great thing for the put upon organization which has lost almost all credibility and respect of the LGBT Community because of its glitzy facade and lack of work on real media issues.
Barrios who was hired by the Board of Directors in June 2009 was at one time a Massachusetts state legislator but had absolutely no experience or background in communications and/or media and was hired at a salary of 350 thousand dollars a year.