"Right now GLAAD and our partners in the LGBT movement are making a significant difference at a time when a difference needs to be made. I look forward to working with our dedicated staff to create a culture where there is a welcoming and respected space for LGBT Americans. GLAAD's work with the media to inspire Americans to speak out against anti-LGBT actions and support equality is needed today more than ever."
-- GLAAD's new executive director, Herndon Graddick, in a press release announcing his promotion from Vice President of Programs and Communications. If you've noticed a successful GLAAD action lately, odds are that Graddick was behind it. It's a wise choice for the embattled organization. If anyone can pull it out it's recent slump, he can.