March 16, 2016 at 1:56 pm EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Slattery re-elected president of Brother, Help Thyself
Jim Slattery, gay news, Washington Blade

Jim Slattery is president of Brother, Help Thyself. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The board of directors of the LGBT charitable group Brother, Help Thyself voted unanimously on March 9 to re-elect longtime gay activist and D.C. mayoral aide Jim Slattery as the group’s president.

In a special meeting, the group’s board also unanimously re-elected Baltimore activist Andrew McCarty as vice president, Beth Brockelmen as secretary, and activist and Dignity Washington official Mark Clark as treasurer.

“It doesn’t seem at all possible that three years have gone by since I was first elected BHT president,” Slattery said in a statement. “The magnitude of the work we do and those we assist with funding helps me always look ahead with optimism and a renewed energy,” he said.

“I remain humbled by, and in awe of, the Board’s confidence and trust in me and look forward to a great year ahead working on behalf of the DC/Baltimore region’s LGBTQ community,” Slattery said.

BHT describes itself as a “501(c) (3) grant making community based organization that provides financial and other support to non-profit organizations serving the GLBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metro area.”

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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