Welcome to GLOV’s Website

The mission of Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) is to work to reduce violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and those perceived as LGBT, in the District of Columbia through community outreach, education, and monitoring of cases to ensure the rights and dignity of LGBT victims are respected and protected. GLOV also seeks to assist victims of anti-LGBT violence by advocating on their behalf, encouraging reporting, and providing a community of support. Click here for more information.


Upcoming Events

April 2014:

DC’s Safety Expo & Resource Fair, April 10, 6-8 pm

NVRDC’s Hate Crime Twitter Townhall, April 23, 12 pm

GLOV’s Monthly Meeting, April 25, 7 pm


What’s New

Community Alert: Online Incident Results in Robbery and Threat

October 11, 2013
Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) has learned of an incident in connection with an individual who’s advertising on various gay hook-up and massage websites. This individual has robbed and threatened a community member. He continues to advertise on these sites. DC’s Metropolitan Police Department has been notified.

GLOV encourages our community members to stay safe, including when dating or hooking-up online. If you witness or experience violence, call 911. You can also request an officer from the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU) on the scene. Their direct line is (202) 506-0714. These officers are trained and competent to the LGBT community’s needs. If you do not feel comfortable reporting to police, email report@glovdc.org. For more information, click here.