Meghan McCain, the daughter of Arizona
Senator John McCain, is among those who on Monday were named to
GLAAD's National Board of Directors.
The 29-year-old McCain is a strong
advocate for gay rights and a member of the marriage equality group
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, which defies the
Republican Party's official position on marriage.
McCain threatens to leave GOP over social issues, including gay
“Equality is no longer a partisan
issue,” GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a
statement. “For years, Meghan McCain has lent her voice and
platform to spreading messages of acceptance across party lines.
Now, as the American south and our heartland move closer to LGBT
equality, it's critical that we continue to build the bridges that
unite us in our common ground – whether you're Republican or
Democrat, gay or straight.”
Also named to the board were Executive
Vice President, Commercial Services at Hilton Worldwide Jeff Diskin;
Harvard Law School professor David Hornik and Opportunities for Women
Managing Director Linda Riley.