November 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm EST | by Michael Key

Fire Chief of the District of Columbia Fire & EMS Department Kenneth Ellerbe (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Photo of D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe at an observance of Transgender Remembrance Day at the Metropolitan Community Church of D.C. on Nov. 20, 2012. The Chief apologized on behalf of the EMS for the events leading to Tyra Hunter’s death before his tenure as chief. 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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