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GLOV Names New Leadership

Paul Tupper to take over as chair of the local LGBT anti-violence group

Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV), a program of The DC Center for the LGBT Community, has announced election results for its 2014 leadership positions. Elections were held at GLOV’s monthly meeting, April 24.

Paul Tupper, the group’s former secretary, was elected unanimously as GLOV’s new chair, replacing co-chairs Matthew Corso and Hassan Naveed. Naveed recently announced he was going to New York to pursue a graduate degree. Corso, meanwhile, was elected to be an executive board member, along with Pilar Pina and Bobbi Elaine Strang, also by unanimous vote.

In a statement delivered to GLOV members, Tupper said, ”We plan to build on GLOV’s successes in 2013 and expand the reach of the organization by collaborating more closely with other LGBTQ groups working on the front lines of preventing all forms of violence against our community, especially against the transgender community.”

The group has forged an ongoing relationship with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to combat violent attacks directed against members of the District’s LGBT community in the course of its work.


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