May 20, 2012 at 12:47 am EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
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Guests applaud Kim Catullo and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn immediately after they tied the knot. (Photo by William Alatriste)

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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