11/25/2013 03:00 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Sarah Kate Ellis Is GLAAD's New President And CEO

GLAAD, one of the nation's leading organizations dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, announced today that Sarah Kate Ellis, media executive and LGBT advocate, will take over as president and CEO of the organization.

"GLAAD's unparalleled history in shifting American beliefs on LGBT families paved the way for our recent legal victories and will be instrumental in inspiring more and more Americans to stand with LGBT people and our families," Steve Warren, National Co-Chair of GLAAD's Board of Directors, said in a statement. "We are excited to welcome Sarah Kate at a time when our community needs more of GLAAD's work in the media to share the stories that create real change."

In the past, Ellis has served as both a blogger for The Huffington Post, as well as been featured in a three-part documentary series called "Here Comes The Brides" alongside wife Kristen Henderson.

Ellis will begin her new role as president and CEO in January 2014.