Friday, May 17, 2013

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick Resigns

I just hung up with Herndon, and while he is not giving any interviews right now, he seems happy with his decision -- and is looking forward to a summer at the beach before embarking on his next career challenge.

From a statement:

GLAAD Board of Directors Chair Thom Reilly:
“GLAAD is very grateful for Herndon’s work championing LGBT rights, especially his work on behalf of the trans community On behalf of the entire organization, I want to wish him the best.” 
Graddick said:
“I'm proud to leave GLAAD with a stronger, more efficient organization and an incredibly talented and experienced Board and staff. I'm happy the role I was able to play in advancing the need for our community to fully support the rights of our transgender brothers and sisters. Our movement is benefited by the leadership not only of heroes like Evan Wolfson, Chad Griffin, Mara Keisling, and Kate Kendell, but of the necessary and vital blogger and grassroots communities. I look forward to returning to a private life and supporting the fight from behind the scenes.” 
Chief of Staff Dave Montez is serving as Acting President.

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