Tuesday, November 26, 2013

GLAAD Silent on New Director's Salary Package

(Substitute GLAAD for Obama and this cartoon makes an important and painfully obvious point. Credit: Michael Ramirez.)

The leech upon the queer body politic known as GLAAD is refusing to divulge the compensation deal with their newly hired executive director Sarah Kate Ellis. Who is she? Someone with a very slender LGBT advocacy record.

What I'm concerned with is following the dollars that flow in and out of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, as it continues its slide into further irrelevancy. About the only people, gay or straight, who need this wasteful organization are vapid and insecure celebrities and politicians who need ego gratification with useless award ceremonies.

Conspicuously omitted from GLAAD's release heralding the hiring of the new head honcho is what her pay will be. My emails to and vmails for various GLAAD leaders seeking the salary details have gone unanswered.

This lapdog organization received a round of "coverage" from the straight and gay news and blogger outlets below, all of whom basically ran GLAAD's release almost verbatim and puffing up the group. Not a single one of these outlets bothered to raise the question of compensation.

Such "coverage" is a huge disservice to the audiences of these outlets. The question remains: What is GLAAD paying their new executive director?

From Google News:

LGBT Media Advocacy Group, GLAAD, Names Sarah Kate Ellis New ...

BuzzFeed-by Tony Merevick-Nov 25, 2013
GLAAD announced Ellis will begin her new role in January 2014. posted ... NEW YORK CITY — The national Board of Directors of GLAAD has ...
GLAAD Names Sarah Kate Ellis as President, CEOHollywood Reporter-Nov 25, 2013Sarah Kate Ellis Is GLAAD's New President And CEOHuffington Post-Nov 25, 2013Media executive and LGBT advocate Sarah Kate Ellis named new ...Blog-MiamiHerald.com (blog)-Nov 25, 2013 all 24 news sources »

  • GLAAD announces selection of new President and CEO

    LGBTQ Nation-Nov 25, 2013
    NEW YORK — The National Board of Directors of GLAAD, the nation's LGBT media advocacy organization, on Monday announced the ...
  • GLAAD Names Sarah Kate Ellis as New President

    SheWired-Nov 25, 2013
    After a rigorous search, GLAAD's National Board of Directors has chosen Sarah Kate Ellis as the CEO and president of the media advocacy ...

  • Meet GLAAD's New CEO And President

    The New Civil Rights Movement-Nov 25, 2013
    GLAAD has just announced their new CEO and president is award-winning media executive and communications strategist Sarah Kate Ellis.

  • GLAAD selects new president

    San Diego Gay & Lesbian News-Nov 25, 2013
    NEW YORK -- GLAAD's National Board of Directors has elected Sarah Kate Ellis as the organization's new CEO and president. As a respected ...
  • GLAAD's What To Watch On Monday | VIDEO

    San Diego Gay & Lesbian News-5 hours ago
    GLAAD's What To Watch On Monday | VIDEO. Megan Townsend - Entertainment and Operations Coordinator, GLAAD November 25th, 2013. Tonight catch the ...
  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Interesting article in HuffPo today re GLAAD/RuPaul's Drag Race.
    The answer as to GLAAD's overall slow response - Viacom is a sponsor, as is A & E, which explains the current silence on Duck Dynasty. After years if mismanagement, GLAAD cannot pay its bills, and activism comes at a price. At least at GLAAD.