Say what you want about Perez Hilton, but his opinion holds a lot of weight online. That's why his statements in this Big Think video - where he questions the definition of "LGBT media" and challenges the necessity of organizations like GLAAD - matter. GLAAD has more important things to worry about - like a botched cover-up of a mysterious FCC letter, or persistent challenges to the abilities of their president. But when Perez Hilton writes or speaks about something, he's persuading his hundreds of thousands of readers to consider his perspective. And when his perspective is to drop organizations like GLAAD and focus solely on grassroots, individualized action, GLAAD needs to consider that another check in the "lose" column.
Update: This Big Think video was filmed over a year ago. The organization posted the video last month, in May 2011.