December 12, 2012 at 12:17 am EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
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A rainbow flag hung outside the Uruguayan Congress ahead of Tuesday's same-sex marriage vote. (Photo courtesy of Carolina Poggi/Colectivo Ovejas Negras)

A rainbow flag hung outside the Uruguayan Congress ahead of Tuesday’s same-sex marriage vote. Photo courtesy of Cristina Poggi/Colectivo Ovejas Negras.

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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