January 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm EDT | by Michael Key

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Dec. 15, 2015, sent a letter to Pope Francis in which he criticized a Dominican cardinal for using anti-gay slurs to describe gay U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James "Wally" Brewster.  (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Photo of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) speaking at a Senate hearing on the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act on July 20, 2011. 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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