December 1, 2011 | by Michael Key
World AIDS Day 2011

The nation’s capital marked World AIDS Day with a number of events on Thursday, beginning with a forum at George Washington University entitled “the Beginning of the End of AIDS” hosted by ONE and (RED). Speakers at the event included Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton as well as AIDS advocates Alicia Keys and Bono. The discussion was moderated by CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Later in the day, Whitman-Walker Health held the annual World AIDS Day candlelight vigil at Dupont Circle. Speakers at the vigil included Whitman-Walker executive director Don Blanchon and D.C. Mayor Vince Gray.

(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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