November 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm EST | by Michael Key

Jessica Xavier, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington Blade, gay news

Photo of Jessica Xavier lighting the candle and blessing the ceremony at an observance of Transgender Remembrance Day at the Metropolitan Community Church of D.C. on Nov. 20, 2012. Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

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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