May 23, 2012 at 7:54 am EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
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From left; Officer Juanita Foreman and transgender activist Ruby Corado discuss anti-trans violence in the District.

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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