LOS ANGELES: The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has chosen a new national director of communications: former GLAAD board member John Sonego. He was formerly VP of consumer technology at LA-based public affairs expert Rogers & Associates. GLAAD also announced the hiring of Sabrina Taylor and Monica Taher as regional media managers. Taher will handle the Northwest region, and will be based in Los Angeles. Taylor will head the media effort in the Southwest region, and will also be based in LA.