Jarrett Barrios, the Cuban-American President of GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has just resigned from his post amid rumors that he was publicly supporting a merger between AT&T and T-mobile, which many thought was odd since the corporate transaction had very little to do with gay rights. In related news, it is rumored that AT&T recently donated $50,000 to GLAAD.
Barrios, a Harvard graduate who was the first Latino and the first openly-gay man ever elected to the Massachusetts Senate, took the position at GLAAD in September of 2009.
When we reached out to GLAAD to find out the reason for Barrio's resignation, Roxanne Jones, Co-Chair of the GLAAD Board of Directors wrote us the following response in an email. "The GLAAD Board has received Jarrett Barrios' resignation letter and discussed this among other topics on our call Sunday night. We expect at our next Board meeting set for Wednesday to reach a conclusion on all issues so that Mr. Barrios can begin to help The Board manage transition and bring on his successor."
Check back to Latina.com Wednesday for more on this developing story.