GayPeoplesChronicle.com – by Anthony Glassman
Columbus–The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization has announced its Community Service Award honorees, who will receive their accolades at the organization?s Guess Who?s Coming to Dinner fundraiser on February 24.
Attorney Brian Shinn and the Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter and Counseling Services of Central Ohio got the nods for this year?s honors.
Shinn will receive the award for his work to add LGBT people to antidiscrimination and hate crime legislation in Columbus.
Turning Point, even though it does not operate in Franklin County, is being honored for their work with survivors of domestic violence. The organization serves Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot counties from its home in Marion.
?We don?t have a shelter in Franklin County that is able to accept men or transgender clients,? BRAVO executive director Gloria McCauley noted, explaining in part why the organization was selected. ?They?ve been wonderful with our clients.?