This is great news. Actor/activist Wilson Cruz has joined the staff of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as Strategic Giving Officer. Cruz is well-known in the minds of gay men as one of the many attractive members of the cast of the ground-breaking cable television series created by Patrik-Ian Polk called Noah's Arc which portrayed the lives of Black gay men living in Los Angeles. Those of a certain age will remember his landmark portrayal of a gay teen named Ricky in the high school drama My So-Called Life decades ago opposite Claire Danes and Jared Leto.
Cruz issued a statement as his appointment was announced:
"For more than two decades GLAAD has combatted anti-LGBT images in the media and changed the national conversation about LGBT people,” said Cruz. “Today, GLAAD is also using its media expertise to create a culture that is accepting and safe for all young people. From Spanish-language media to sports, Hollywood to the newsroom, GLAAD shares the stories and sparks the discussions that make the world a better place for LGBT people everywhere. I am proud and excited to grow this culture-changing work.”Congratulations to Wilson!