January 13, 2011 | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Fluker under consideration for GLBT Affairs post?

Clarence Fluker

Clarence Fluker, who served as the No. 2 person at the D.C. Office of GLBT Affairs under Mayor Adrian Fenty, may be under consideration to succeed Christopher Dyer as head of the office, according to a source familiar with the selection process.

Dyer left his post as director of the GLBT Affairs Office Dec. 30 after Mayor Vincent Gray informed him that he would appoint a new director of the office. The City Council created the office through legislation making it a cabinet-level agency in the city government.

Fluker said he remains in his post as the office’s program director. He declined to comment on whether he’s under consideration for the director’s position, saying all inquires about personnel matters must be directed to the mayor’s press office. A press spokesperson did not respond to an inquiry about the matter by press time.

Last month, sources familiar with Gray’s mayoral transition team said at least three others were believed to be under consideration for the director’s position at the GLBT Affairs Office. Among them were Jeffrey Richardson, president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club; Christopher Fitzgerald, head of Gray Pride, the LGBT arm of the Gray for mayor campaign last year; and Sterling Washington, former president of the D.C. Coalition of Black Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual & Transgender Men & Women.

Gray has not said when he plans to name the new director of the office.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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