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GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios Resigns

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios has resigned, according to information Towleroad obtained from GLAAD Director of Communications Rich Ferraro.

The organization will be providing a statement soon.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e88ddc68a970d-300wiEarlier today, Politico reported that Barrios was refusing to resign over the controversy surrounding letters to the FCC regarding the AT&T-T-Mobile merger and net neutrality:

"A source familiar with the board's deliberations told POLITICO that the executive committee voted in favor of removing president Jarrett Barrios, who refused to resign. Barrios may now take the issue to the full board of directors. A GLAAD spokesman declined to comment on the board's internal deliberations."

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  1. I smell the hint of a political payoff might of been in the mix.

    Posted by: Joe | Jun 18, 2011 4:40:38 PM


  2. my respect for glaad now goes up a peg, just a smidgen, but up a peg all the same.

    Posted by: mld | Jun 18, 2011 4:41:48 PM


  3. I got almost the exact same email about AT&T and Net Neutrality from Color of Change. (colorofchange.org)

    Posted by: Whollyfool | Jun 18, 2011 4:54:49 PM


  4. Good first step, GLAAD, now get rid of the right-wing corporate shill and LGBT traitor Troup Coronado.

    Posted by: justme | Jun 18, 2011 5:03:19 PM


  5. Great news for GLAAD. Its important to keep the leadership clean and effective so that we stay on target with GLAAD's mission and "vision".

    Paul Angelo

    Posted by: Gay Dating Gay Relationship Coach | Jun 18, 2011 5:27:14 PM


  6. wow

    Posted by: NYC | Jun 18, 2011 5:46:17 PM


  7. This is the second time Barrios has been asked to resign. If he truly cared about the org and the movement, he would resign and allow GLAAD to move forward, putting this behind them. If the board does not remove him they become more of a joke. And the Communications Director needs to go as well as does Board Member Tony Varona, who was backing Barrios and any senior staff member who uses the org for personal advancement.

    Posted by: NYC | Jun 18, 2011 5:55:25 PM


  8. There must have been more to this move than just the letter, as strange as it was. Mr. Barrios has seemed a bad fit for this organization from the beginning.

    Posted by: MacroT | Jun 18, 2011 6:18:09 PM


  9. Now if they would just get rid of Troupe Coronado, maybe they can get back to be the premiere group dedicated to gay rights and issues. While he is still there, I wouldn't count on it.

    Posted by: G Underwood | Jun 18, 2011 8:22:20 PM


  10. so if I read this right he was agreeing to the merger so some of the employees who do not have same sex corporate benefits could get them ....

    and he was crucified for it

    Jarret is a good man.

    Posted by: RJP3 | Jun 18, 2011 8:55:19 PM


  11. Meh. Call me when Solmonese resigns. I'll put on roller skates and a pink tutu and glitter-bomb the whole neighborhood.

    Posted by: nodnarb | Jun 18, 2011 9:07:53 PM


  12. good men do not throw staff, and esp a personal and loyal assistant who served him for 8 years,
    under the bus to cover a lie.

    Posted by: NYC | Jun 18, 2011 9:14:46 PM


  13. @JOE and other grammar sub-literates, the formulation should be: might "have," could "have," etc.

    how can one confuse "of" with "have"?

    Posted by: nic | Jun 18, 2011 10:24:12 PM


  14. Barrios was my state rep here in Massachusetts. He always struck more than anything else as extremely ambitious. Nothing wrong with that. He just struck me as a dude who never wanted to stick with anything for too long, and was always looking to 'move on.'

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 18, 2011 11:16:00 PM


  15. Regarding the AT&T / TMO merger:

    What in the world ever happened to our anti-trust laws? It is a BAD idea to have a few mega companies running and calling the shots in any industry, and of course it's bad for consumers.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 18, 2011 11:19:12 PM


  16. Anyone who questions the merits of network neutrality as Barrios did in GLAAD's name, is clearly not fit to head any organization, let alone a gay one. In any case Glaad stopped being relevant to me a long time ago.

    Posted by: intristin | Jun 19, 2011 12:04:40 AM


  17. Tracy Morgan still has a job. How effective have GLAAD and Jarrett Barrios really been?

    Posted by: ReallyNow | Jun 19, 2011 12:22:33 AM


  18. It appears that AT&T is heading in the direction they were 30 years ago when the FCC broke the Bell Telephone system up (of which they were a part). Ever since it acquired Bellsouth several years ago, I've had a strange feeling in my bones about it.

    Posted by: Randy* | Jun 19, 2011 2:48:49 AM


  19. A few years ago when GLAAD was focused on their work they ran a campaign against Dr.Laura and helped get her off the air. GLAAD just honored Greenblatt from NBC and had Tina Fey at one of their Media Awards. Do you really think they were going to push for Morgan's firing?

    Posted by: NYC | Jun 19, 2011 8:34:05 AM


  20. if he is taking it to the entire Board, did he resign or was he fired? this is kind of misleading!

    Posted by: mike/ | Jun 19, 2011 9:17:07 AM


  21. They throw a great party, and are good at getting celebs to apologize, but it looks like GLAAD has really dropped the ball on advocacy lately, particularly with the approval and conditions on the media mergers this year.

    Posted by: NYC | Jun 19, 2011 11:28:04 AM


  22. Finally, GLAAD would have no credibility unless he did

    Posted by: Grover Lawlis, MD | Jun 19, 2011 12:57:30 PM


  23. That letter was the stupidest move I've seen a gay rights org do in a long time. What was barrios thinking?

    Posted by: wimsy | Jun 20, 2011 9:46:03 AM


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