Chris Barron on Wednesday announced he was stepping down as the chairman of gay GOP group GOProud.

The announcement comes less than a week after the group outed Rick Perry pollster Tony Fabrizio as gay and days after conservative icon Andrew Breitbart quit the group's advisory board over the incident.

“Given the tremendous growth and success of GOProud in our first two and a half years of operation, we are restructuring and expanding our Board to meet the needs of a bigger organization,” Barron said in a statement.

Barron added that he would continue to run the organization's day-to-day management and take on the title of chief strategist.

Co-founders Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia, the group's executive director, outed Fabrizio in a series of tweets after Perry released an anti-gay ad titled Strong in early caucus state Iowa.

(Related: Rick Perry heckled over anti-gay ad during Ames appearance.)

Lisa De Pasquale will succeed Barron as chairman of the board. According to GOProud, De Paquale is the former director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and a book researcher.

“The board has 100% faith in the leadership of Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia,” De Pasquale said.