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Will GLAAD’s New Chief Jarrett Barrios Defend Obama Like Joe Solmonese?

It’s only been a few months since GLAAD anointed Jarrett Barrios its new leader, so he can be forgiven for not giving HRC’s Joe Solmonese a run for his media soundbite. But it’s nice to see Barrios finally making a full-fledged effort to get into the talking head game. So what is he “condemning” or “applauding” this time around? Obama’s report card!

While we expect Solmonese to give Obama a shoulder rub at every turn, we thought Barrios might be a smidge different. But on CNN yesterday, it’s clear which side of the fence Barrios is going to stand on: straddling it!

While Barrios isn’t Obama’s grand apologizer, he’s certainly not his critic, either. He does make the worthwhile point that the White House isn’t the only game in town when it comes to gay rights legislation; Congress has to get in on the game, too.

But good to know what we should expect from GLAAD moving forward.