June 23, 2011 | by Michael Key
Night Out at the Nationals

Team D.C., an umbrella organization for D.C.-area LGBT sports teams, hosted the annual “Night Out at the Nationals” at Nationals Stadium on Tuesday. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington sang the national anthem, trans Obama official Amanda Simpson was a part of the pre-game line-up and the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart announced “play ball.” Openly gay congressional staffer Daniel Hernandez, who made headlines when he provided first aid to his boss Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot at an Arizona speaking engagement, threw out the first pitch.

(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

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