October 19, 2010 | by Michael Key
Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards reception

The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) held its fifh annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards reception at the D.C. Center on Friday. The Project honored Connie Utada of Immigration Equality, Ingrid Duran of D&P Creative Strategies, Miguel Ayala, Augusto Paredes-Ubillus of the Whitman-Walker Clinic, Luis Fernando, Luz Clarita of La Clinica del Pueblo, Fuego’s Ball Busters (a CAPS Softball team), MPoderate (the youth program of Clinica del Pueblo), the Metropolitan Police Department Latino Liaison Unit, David Mariner of the D.C. Center and the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs. The Project also had on display an exhibit of framed photos of 80 Latino/a LGBT leaders by Kevin Kenner.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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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

2 Comments
  • Thanks for covering the event!

    Please remember the exhibit, “Héroes Latinos LGBTQ,” a collection of 80 B&W photographs and biographies of DC Latino/a LGBTQ leaders is on display through Nov 15th at the DC Center, 1318 U St. NW, M-F 12-6pm and Sat. 11am-3pm. Admission is free.

    ‎”Héroes Latinos LGBTQ” es una coleccion de 80 fotos por Kevin Kenner sobre activistas Latinos de Washington, DC que esta en el DC Centro, 1318 U St. NW entre el 15 Oct y 15 de Nov; Lunes a Viernes: 12 -6pm y Sabado 11am – 3pm. Entrada gratis.

  • Thank you Michael for the nice photos and for covering our 5th Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Month, the exhibit “Heroes Latinos LGBTQ” is an empowering and fresh collection of 80 DC Latinos LGBTQ leaders by Kevin Kenner. Please visit our exhibit at the DC Center, and please visit our webpage: http://www.LatinoGLBTHistory.org Thank you!

    Gracias a Michael por cubrir este importante evento y nuestra exhibicion “Heroes Latinos LGBTQ”, esta exhibicion estara en el DC Center hasta Nov. 18. Gracias por ayudar a nuestro projecto, para mas informacion por favor visite nuestra pagina: http://www.LatinoGLBTHistory.org Muchas gracias!

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