The GLAAD board's co-chair is reaching out to press to confirm that president Jarrett Barrios has tendered his resignation. While some have suggested that Barrios was hoping for a Hail Mary pass from board members, Politico reported that the org board's Executive Committee had recommended that his position be terminated.
MetroWeekly has the scoop from co-chair Roxanne Jones:
"The GLAAD Board received Jarrett's resignation letter, and we discussed this, along with many other topics, on our call last night, so we expect at our board of directors meeting - we have another one set for Wednesday - to reach a conclusion on all of the issues at hand," Jones said. "And at the time, Jarrett will begin to help us transition, manage the transition that we have, and bring on his successor.
"So, that's exactly where we are right now."
Wording sent to Politico by Jones was virtually the same.
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