This past week hasn’t been good for GOProud. And now, this: GOProud Co-Founder and Board Chairman Chris Barron announced today that he was stepping down as head of the masochistically self-loathing conservative LGBT organization:

Today GOProud, an organization of gay and straight Americans seeking to promote freedom by supporting free markets, limited government, and a respect for individual rights, announced that they were restructuring their Board of Directors. “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,” said Christopher R. Barron, co-founder and outgoing Chair of the GOProud Board. Barron’s term as Board Chairman expires on December 31, 2011.

But don’t go crying in your soup just yet:

“My role in the day to day management of GOProud will continue as the organization’s Chief Strategist and I will remain on the Board as Chairman Emeritus,” continued Barron. “It is with great excitement that I announce that conservative coalition builder and former CPAC Director Lisa De Pasquale has been elected interim Chairman of the GOProud Board of Directors. Lisa brings a lifetime of experience within the conservative movement and is the perfect person to oversee the expansion and restructuring of GOProud’s Board, as well as to help in refining GOProud’s mission and to aid in building a bigger, better and stronger organization.”

So it looks like Chris will still be around, but he’ll be taking orders from De Pasquale, an event planner and former CPAC chair.

What do you think: is the sun setting on GOProud, or will they be back, better than ever, and ready to fight in 2012 under their new board chair?

h/t: Joe