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Now You Can Finally Know How Much GLAAD’s Jarrett Barrios Earns!

GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios, who’s previously been super secretive about how much cash he’s raking in from his Gay Inc. post, is earning $225,000 a year — which Barrios was happy to note (while refusing to give an actual dollar figure) amounted to a 10-15 percent reduction from predecessor Neil Giuliano’s fee. Also revealed in GLAAD finally releasing 2009’s 990 IRS form? The organization is hurting for cash. (Update: GLAAD responds.)

Hired partway through 2009, Barrios took home an actual $79,648 in salary and $1,370 in “additional compensation,” notes the Bay Area Reporter. (Giuliano “earned $208,637 in 2009 salary plus another $4,935 in additional compensation.”)

But that says little about GLAAD’s overall financial picture, which is more dire than ever. While the org took in $14 million in 2008, in 2009 total revenue topped out at just $5.1 million, resulting in a loss of about $1.5 million for the year. Most interestingly, notes BAR, is the “decline in contributions came as GLAAD increased what it paid for professional fundraising fees, spending $18,107 in 2008 and close to $160,000 last year.” As for its lavish three-city Media Awards fundraisers? The events in 2009 cost $1.3 million and earned $613,145; that means the events intended to raise cash lost $276,380. (See update below.)

Hope those passed shrimp toasts were delicious!

Update: GLAAD PR director Richard Ferraro says the Bay Area Reporter‘s reading of its 990 form, which we based our report on, is wrong: “This is entirely inaccurate. On our 990 form, the $613,145 comes from NON-Media Awards events held throughout the year. The GLAAD Media Awards are considered a program of GLAAD and are included in the line reading ‘All other contributions, gifts, grants and similar amounts not included above.’ This line is $4,514,002 and also includes other individual gifts, grants and bequests. The GLAAD Media Awards in 2009 raised over $2.8M. Your reporting of our other community and special events revenue as revenue from the GLAAD Media Awards makes it look like the GLAAD Media Awards lost money in 2009. This is erroneous. You report that the organization took in $14M in 2008. A significant part of this was from a large pledge that will be received over 5 years. However, accounting rules dictate that the gift must be reported in full the first year. Lastly, your analysis of the GLAAD Media Awards fails to state that the events took place prior to the arrival of Jarrett Barrios and prior to costs being cut. In 2010, we have successfully and substantially reduced expenses for the GLAAD Media Awards which will be compiled and filed with next year’s 990.”

[BAR, Petrelis; photo via]

By:          Ryan Tedder
On:           Aug 25, 2010
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    • IzzyLuna

      Ahh, yes. “Through their own words, they will be exposed. They got a severe case of The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

      He’s digging his own grave and I’m more than happy to hold SHOVEL 2 & 3 when his breaks.

      israel luna

      Aug 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • red phone

      At least their logo looks better. : )

      Aug 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WalkderDC

      Isn’t this the part where they lie and say something like “He is actually doing GLAAD a favor, he would be making much more money if he was working someplace else.”? Yeah, sure.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 8:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dc

      This guy should take up with Ken Mehlman. probably already has.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam

      Do you guys ever get anything right? Do you ever do any actual reporting or just spread rumors?

      Aug 26, 2010 at 10:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      I think Queerty hates more gay people than most anti-gay sites

      Aug 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • swarm

      I don’t blame Queerty for being too lazy to verify that the BAR analysis of the 990 was interpreted correctly. Fine, NO ACCOUNTANTS HERE TO HELP? sigh. It’s to be expected. HOWEVER…

      Seriously? MEDIA AWARDS?? Did you forget what they were? Way to go missing the point entirely. Granted their money might have looked a mess but what about their activities??

      I told you guys to review their 990s almost a year ago. That 1) they were spending ridic amounts of money on salaries for MANY MANY people. And that 2)through their 990, listing the names, you could investigate if those individuals were TRUFAX ABC staff on GLAAD’s board. And 3)to check out those frigging MEDIA AWARDS, sucking up to homophobic mainstream MEDIA. Farce.

      I remember because I spent an entire Sunday and Romeo was laughing that I expected too much from him working on tax returns on a Sunday lol.

      Follow the money is always the answer. Not follow who Adam Lambert kisses, when he’s the only visible gay artist out there actually showing his ghey.

      While it’s not unusual for a 5013c to show up “late”, wtf this statement:

      “Lastly, your analysis of the GLAAD Media Awards fails to state that the events took place prior to the arrival of Jarrett Barrios and prior to costs being cut. In 2010, we have successfully and substantially reduced expenses for the GLAAD Media Awards which will be compiled and filed with next year’s 990.”

      It’s irrelevant who was sitting in the chair. And it’s irrelevant what secret information you’re “going to file”. It still appears you weren’t operating properly in the best interest of your donors, imo.

      That being said, maybe the pages and pages of bashing GLAAD and their 990s and MEDIA AWARDS last year after GLAAD’s Adam Lambert blackball fubar actually helped.

      @6 Jason – GLAAD deserves it.

      I would suggest it’s time to go check the outcome of the FCC complaint against him but don’t do us/him any favors lol.

      Aug 27, 2010 at 12:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      I’m the non-PC Jason. My view is that GLAAD is selective in whom it criticizes. It’s too restrained. It hasn’t really gone that extra mile to help the gay community. For instance, I’ve never once heard GLAAD criticize the music industry for its rampant homophobia. Black artists almost never get criticized by GLAAD, suggesting there’s a form of racial PC going on there.

      Aug 27, 2010 at 8:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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