GLAAD President Herndon Graddick resigns

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick resigns

Via press release we learn that GLAAD President Herndon Graddick has resigned, after a bit more than a year in the position, effective immediately:

“I’m proud to leave GLAAD with a stronger, more efficient organization and an incredibly talented and experienced Board and staff,” Graddick said in a statement to the press.

“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.”

GLAAD’s Chief of Staff Dave Montez will serve as Acting President.

Under Herndon’s tenure, GLAAD began campaigns including a national call for the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.