GLAAD Names New President
Ten months after the resignation of former GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios, his replacement has been named. Via press release:
The National Board of Directors of GLAAD announced that they have named Herndon Graddick as GLAAD's new President. Herndon is currently serving as the organization's Vice President of Programs and Communications. Sheri Fults, National Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, said: "Herndon is already a well-respected leader within the LGBT movement, and we believe will be a visionary and strategic leader for GLAAD's culture-changing work." Herndon said: "Right now GLAAD and our partners in the LGBT movement are making a significant difference at a time when a difference needs to be made. I look forward to working with our dedicated staff to create a culture where there is a welcoming and respected space for LGBT Americans. GLAAD's work with the media to inspire Americans to speak out against anti-LGBT actions and support equality is needed today more than ever."Two recent projects credited to Graddick are the Stand Up For Ellen project and GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project. Observers pointed to both campaigns as heralding a more aggressive GLAAD.