March 19, 2010 | by Michael Key
Rally, protest against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

A rally and protest against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ were held in downtown D.C. on Thursday. The rally at Freedom Plaza was coordinated by the Human Rights Campaign and featured comedian Kathy Griffin, among other speakers. The protest outside the White House saw gay U.S. Army Lt. Dan Choi and Jim Pietrangelo, a former Army captain who was discharged in 2004 for being gay, arrested after the two handcuffed themselves to the White House fence.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

 
HRC rally against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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White House march, protest against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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Michael Key has worked as a photojournalist for the Washington Blade since 2009 and is currently serving as the photo editor. He has worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House, on the campaign trail and in cities along the East Coast taking iconic photos documenting the extension of marriage benefits to same-sex couples, the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and other events of interest to the LGBT community. Follow Michael

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