Tag Archives: Jarrett Barrios

Six GLAAD Board Members Resign

The controversy that prompted the resignation of GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios has widened to include the departures of six members of the group’s board of directors. Politico reports: Six board members of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have resigned amid the fallout over the organization’s letter in support of AT&T’s proposed bid for wireless rival T-Mobile, a person …

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GLAAD Head Jarrett Barrios Resigns

After enduring weeks of criticism over a letter sent to the FCC supporting the merger of AT&T and TMobile, GLAAD head Jarrett Barrios has resigned. Those critical of the letter pointed out that AT&T is one of GLAAD’s biggest annual donors. Other recipients of AT&T donations such as the NAACP and the NEA have issued similar letters.

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GLAAD Joins Call For Kern To Resign

“Given her long and well-documented history of extreme bias towards minorities, this apology means nothing. Republicans and Democrats alike agree that the kind of blatant bigotry from an elected official like Sally Kern has no place in our public sphere. Sally Kern should resign immediately.” – Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD, joining the NAACP in demanding that Kern resign.

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SLIDESHOW: 2011 GLAAD Awards

On the GLAAD Media Awards red carpet: Ricky Martin, Andy Cohen, the Fabulous Beekman Boys, Denis O’Hare, Wilson Cruz, Tracy Young, Jarrett Barrios, Russell Simmons (and lots of reality/cooking show folks I don’t really know) followed by lots of shots of the awards show, including winner Tina Fey. Full-screen versions here.

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GLAAD’s Jarrett Barrios To Divorce

GLAAD executive director Jarrett Barrios, seen above with his sons, announced today that he is divorcing his husband. Together for sixteen years, the pair married in Massachusetts almost six years ago. Barrios made the revelation in a lengthy Boston Globe editorial today. As our families continue the march towards equality, the gay and lesbian community often doesn’t talk about divorce, …

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Tomorrow At 8PM: CNN’s Gary & Tony Have A Baby

Last week Father Tony and I attended a preview screening of CNN’s gay parenting documentary Gary & Tony Have A Baby, which follows New Yorkers Gary Spino and Tony Brown from finding an egg donor, to hiring a surrogate mother, to the eventual birth of their son. The couple’s journey is expensive and trying, but ultimately quite sweet, even if …

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GLAAD Responds To Signorile

GLAAD writes us this morning directing us to a response to Michelangelo Signorile’s Advocate column criticizing their fundraising methods and other tactics, which I excerpted here yesterday. GLAAD executive director Jarrett Barrios, from a lengthy reaction also posted on the Advocate’s site: It seems like Signorile, and many who criticize GLAAD’s work, do so because we don’t always see eye …

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GLAAD Announces New President

Today GLAAD announced that they have selected a replacement for outgoing president Neal Giuliano. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and GLAAD’s National Board of Directors today announced that Jarrett T. Barrios, a former State Senator from Massachusetts who now heads a leading health care foundation, will serve as GLAAD’s new President. GLAAD works to achieve full equality …

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