GLAAD Announces Allison Palmer as new Director of Digital Initiatives

Richard Ferraro
Director of Communications
(646) 871-8011
ferraro@glaad.org

November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009, New York, NY —The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today welcomed Allison Palmer as the organization’s new Director of Digital Initiatives.

Palmer will oversee GLAAD’s existing digital program and will develop new digital initiatives to increase the impact of GLAAD’s work across all program areas. GLAAD’s next phase of digital work will focus on enhancing the digital advocacy capacity of the movement for LGBT equality. Palmer will lead GLAAD’s work to develop a new digital advocacy platform, which will use multimedia content to tell the stories of LGBT lives. She will also manage GLAAD’s social media presence on sites including Facebook and Twitter and build the organization’s electronic fundraising capabilities.

“Allison’s proven track record of digital media advocacy is a tremendous asset to not only our organization but the LGBT movement,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “As more people connect and consume media online, we have a tremendous opportunity to share our stories with Americans and raise support for LGBT equality.”

Palmer is seasoned in digital media advocacy, joining GLAAD after serving as the Online Strategy & Digital Media Manager for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City. She will be based in GLAAD’s New York City office.

“GLAAD’s work to share the stories of LGBT people is vital to growing the public support that we need to reach equality,” Palmer said. “I am excited about this opportunity to develop digital tools that build upon GLAAD's important advocacy work."