The board co-chair of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation confirmed that Jarrett Barrios submitted a resignation letter to the board and that he will be helping the organization "manage the transition" for his successor.
Beyond that, however, Roxanne Jones was unable to provide Metro Weekly with many specifics in a discussion about recent happenings at the media watchdog organization over recent weeks.
"The GLAAD Board received Jarrett's resignation letter, and we discussed this, along with many other topics, on our call last night, so we expect at our board of directors meeting – we have another one set for Wednesday – to reach a conclusion on all of the issues at hand," Jones said. "And at the time, Jarrett will begin to help us transition, manage the transition that we have, and bring on his successor.
"So, that's exactly where we are right now."
Asked whether that meant the board had accepted Barrios's resignation, Jones had no comment other than to repeat that she expects that all the outstanding issues will be concluded on June 22 and reiterated, "Jarrett will be asked to and has agreed to help us with the transition and bring on his successor."
As for the timing for finding a successor, Jones has no comment at this time. As for whether Barrios will be staying with the organization during the interim, Jones said, "He will help us manage the transition. That doesn't say 'staying with the organization,' but that's our comment."