This morning the Bilerico Project broke the news that the board of OutServe–SLDN has asked for and accepted the resignation of executive director Allyson Robinson. Bil Browning writes:
The organization’s entire senior staff quit immediately following the board vote. Director of External Engagement Zeke Stokes, Director of Chapter and Member Services Gary Espinas, and David McKean, Legal and Public Policy Director, have all resigned in protest of Robinson’s termination. Most Executive Directors are given at least a year to get their feet wet and get ensconced in their positions. Robinson has only been the head of OutServe/SLDN for approximately nine months.
Chris Geidner has more at Buzzfeed:
The board co-chair, Josh Seefried, has been accused by the board member who resigned in protest, Sue Fulton, of having “rushed this vote through” on Saturday. Seefried, however, would not comment, saying only, “We can’t talk right now. We have some internal issues to deal with first, then will be updating the community.” Asked about the decision, Robinson would only tell BuzzFeed, “It would be inappropriate for me to comment at this time.” It is unclear for how long Robinson will continue to be serving as the executive director. Saturday’s move came at a regularly scheduled board meeting, with no advance notice of the plans to seek Robinson’s resignation and only after the board spent several hours in executive session.
RELATED: OutServe and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) voted to merge last July following the repeal of DADT.