Raul Alvillar has been named White House interim LGBT liaison, gay weekly the Washington Blade reported.

Alvillar will temporarily replace Brian Bond, who is trading his administration post for a position at the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

A permanent replacement is expected in October, White House Spokesman Shin Inouye told the paper.

Thirty-three-year-old Alvillar is openly gay and comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he has served two-and-a-half years. He assisted during the 2008 presidential campaign with LGBT outreach.

Alvillar “has been with President Obama since the earliest days of the campaign,” David Smith, vice president of programs at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), said in a statement. Smith added he felt the president is well advised on LGBT issues and does not “anticipate these changes to cause any problems.”

Gay glossy The Advocate notes that outgoing Bond is openly HIV-positive and he blogged about the administration's work on HIV/AIDS issues as “very personal for me.”

“This anniversary is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS,” he wrote in a June post on the 30th anniversary of the AIDS pandemic. “We owe it to those that are no longer with us.”