Several months after the departure of Herndon Graddick, GLAAD has a new president. Via press release: GLAAD's National Board of Directors is proud to announce that Sarah Kate Ellis has been elected as GLAAD's new CEO and president. As...Show More Summary
Barely a year after after named its new president, Graddick resigns from his position with the LGBT media watchdog group read more
GLAAD's chief of staff, Dave Montez, will serve as acting president of the media watchdog organization. read more
Herndon Graddick has stepped down as president of GLAAD, a position he held for just over a year, following a lengthy leave of absence. Graddick was announced as president of the nation’s top LGBT watchdog group in April 2012, and was instrumental in many vital campaigns, including his call for the Boy Scouts of America to end their [...]
GLAAD today announced the resignation of President Herndon Graddick. Said GLAAD Board of Directors Chair Thom Reilly in a press release: "GLAAD is very grateful for Herndon’s work championing LGBT rights, especially his work on behalf of the trans community....
Last month GLAAD president Herndon Graddick declared his organization's focus on transgender equality. Today GLAAD points us to the launch of the "Trans 100," a listing of transgender activists working to advance the cause across the nation. Show More Summary
CNN's Carol Costello welcomed Catholics United Executive Director James Salt and GLAAD President Herndon Graddick Thursday morning to talk about Pope Francis and whether or not a shift is expected on gay issues. Graddick reacted to his statement yesterday that...
"For decades the Catholic hierarchy has been in need of desperate reform. In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero times. In Pope Benedict's short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely. This, in spite...Show More Summary
On Saturday, gay advocacy group GLAAD announced that Madonna will present CNN's Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award, an award for openly gay media professionals.According to GLAAD President Herndon Graddick, Madonna and Cooper are longtime friends who have both used their careers to support lesbian, gay and transgender people. Show More Summary
GLAAD President Herndon Graddick announced on Saturday that Madonna will be presenting the award to Cooper in March.
Graddick is the the head of GLAAD.
Herndon Graddick, the new executive director of GLAAD, talks about the outlook for the preeminent LGBT media watchdog following some high-profile bumps. read more
The shooting that took place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last week was a tragedy. The security guard who apprehended the shooter is a hero. The actions of anti-gay groups in the aftermath have been nothing short of reprehensible.
GLAAD responds: "Kirk Cameron and the anti-gay activists at NOM are making a claim that Americans know to be false," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. "This rhetoric won't work anymore. Communities across this country love and cherish their LGBT neighbors, friends and family members. Show More Summary
Calling Kirk Cameron's anti-gay politics "outdated and irrelevant," GLAAD president Herndon Graddick admonished the actor for teaming up with the National Organization for Marriage and claiming that children can only thrive — "incubate" was the word he used — when...
Karen Ocamb on GLAAD's new executive director Herndon Graddick. Graddick noted how important it is to tell LGBT stories. “Because of the media, because of Hollywood, because of the people in this room, because of the difference all of you make,” he said, “we’re changing America, bit by bit, story by story. Show More Summary
We are asking journalists like Wolf Blitzer to hold anti-gay activists like Tony Perkins accountable for their own statements against LGBT people, and to deliver that critical information to their audiences.
Hulu is teaming up with Wolfe Video to present an LGBT channel. GLAAD President Herndon Graddick says “Making such groundbreaking and popular LGBT films available and accessible to a wider audience can have a tremendous...
From GLAAD's new president, Herndon Graddick: Later, during his remarks to the crowd of more than 1,200 at the Westin Bonaventure hotel, Graddick said he had never met another gay person until he was 19 and that it wasn't until leaving...Show More Summary
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has figured out an extraordinarily effective formula for pushing back against homophobia in the media: they’re good at isolating everything from stupid Twitter posts to egregious on-air remarks, mobilizing the public, and scoring everything from a suspension for CNN’s Roland Martin to donated time and work from director [...]