Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Need a job? GLAAD is hiring

Gay job seekers here’s a news flash: the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is hiring. Starting salary? $225,000.

That is how much Neil Giuliano made when he was first hired as the media watchdog group’s president in September 2005. Today he announced plans to resign later this year to pursue personal interests while completing his forthcoming book about his public and political life.

“I have informed the national board of directors of my decision to step down as president later this year and look forward to a successful and smooth transition of leadership for GLAAD,” said Giuliano. “It’s been an honor and privilege to work professionally in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality for the last three and a half years. The views of the American people on LGBT issues are clearly moving in the right direction, toward supporting full equality, and it has been a great experience to serve on the front lines, leading an amazing organization at such a historical time in the movement.”

Prior to GLAAD, the Republican served for 10 years as the mayor of Tempe, Arizona and had retired from a 25-year career as a university administrator and faculty associate at Arizona State University.

Perhaps the Log Cabin Republicans could convince Giuliano take over as its new president. The gay Republican group’s leader, Patrick Sammon, also recently announced he is stepping down as the GOP org tries to bail itself out of a $100,000 debt.

According to GLAAD, under Giuliano’s leadership its budget has grown from $7.5M to $11M.

But according to GLAAD spokesman Richard Ferraro, “He has no plans as of now to move to that or any other organization.”

Too bad for Log Cabin. As Yvette Burton, co-chair of GLAAD’s national board of directors said, “Neil has been a strong leader for GLAAD and has advanced the organization significantly in the last three years. He will leave GLAAD a better and more effective organization than when he arrived and we appreciate his years of dedication and service.”

— Matthew S. Bajko, January 28, 2009 @ 4:05 pm PST
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