October 4, 2011 | by Michael Key
Virginia Pride

Virginia Pride held PrideFest 2011 at Kanawha Plaza in Richmond, Virginia on Sept. 24. Entertainment included singers Tom Goss and Martha Wash. Brian Reach, who had won the title of Mr. Fairfax in a contest at It’s So Addictive Lounge, was crowned Mr. Virginia Pride.

(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

1 Comment
  • Hello Sweeties!
    I am Pictoria Secrete (the statuesque queen in the Canadian Flag dress) from Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA and was visiting Richmond, Virginia to see friends. As luck would have it, your Pride happened to be going on and I was proud to take part in your festivities! What an amazing time I had and everyone was so friendly. During our Pride in Winnipeg, we also had Martha Wash as our headliner act on our free-stage. But she had to rush off for her appearance in the Tony Awards. So I was thrilled and pleased to see her there and she let me get a photo with her. What an amazing woman!
    Thanks for making my trip so wonderful, Virginia!
    Hugz and kisses
    Picky

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