GLAAD’s Neil Giuliano Is Quitting

GLAAD president Neil Giuliano is stepping down at the end of the summer to pursue “personal interests”. Kind of interesting, as last fall he renewed his contract for another three years.

“It’s a balance of a lot of fun, but the fun is also work,” Giuliano said. “You have to attend a lot of events, and yes you get to be around high-profile and famous people. But sometimes that means having to tell some of our friends that we think they are wrong.” Before taking the top post at GLAAD, Giuliano spent a decade from 1994 to 2004 as the Republican mayor of Tempe, Ariz. He came out as gay in 1996 and in 2001 survived a recall election that grew out of his advocating against an employee fundraising drive that benefited the Boy Scouts.