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Sunday, June 19, 2011

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios Resigns


After Jarrett dealt some shade cards with AT&T/T-Mobile merger, his group called for his resignation.

Here's the story:

POLITICO's Eliza Krigman reported recently that GLAAD was among a number of progressive groups with no obvious institutional interest in telecom issues who received money from AT&T and subsequently issued public statements supporting AT&T's merger with T-Mobile. Another letter was sent from GLAAD to the FCC opposing possible net neutrality rules. GLAAD later rescinded the letter, claiming it was sent in error. The issue had created an uproar in the gay blogosphere.

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.
Jarrett has finally stepped down.

For the whole story, check out Phil Reese's piece from Washington Blade.

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