For Immediate Release
June 4, 2018
Contact: Bobbi Strang
Guillaume Bagal steps down at GLAA; Bobbi Strang takes the helm
GLAA announces a change in leadership as our president, Guillaume Bagal, steps down on June 1, 2018. We wish him well as he moves to Rhode Island and begins a new chapter in his life. During his tenure as president of GLAA, Guillaume, who was also Associate Director of Policy at Whitman-Walker Health, encouraged a new generation of activists and community advocates by engaging with metro area youth, including through a speaking engagement with the Wilson Gender Sexual Alliance at Wilson Woodrow High School. Guillaume also worked with other local advocates, the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, and the DC Department of Health to develop a comprehensive DC LGBT Health Report. He also led a GLAA phone banking effort to defend DC’s Death with Dignity Act from congressional interference, and led GLAA’s election project, including preparation of the group’s 2018 policy brief, “Building on Victory.”
GLAA’s 47-year legacy of community activism and advocacy continues under the leadership of Bobbi Strang, previously Vice President for Strategy. She became Interim President of GLAA effective June 1, 2018 and is the first trans woman to lead the organization. Bobbi currently facilitates the Center Careers Program at the DC Center in addition to serving on the boards of MCCDC and the Office of Police Complaints. In the past, she has been secretary for the Gertrude Stein Democrats, a board member for GLOV, and a recipient of Capital Pride’s 2015 Engendered Spirit Award.
We encourage all community members with an interest in policy and advocacy to get involved and attend our monthly meetings, which are held on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in the lounge of the DC Center at 2000 14th Street, NW.