September 20, 2013 at 10:55 am EDT | by Michael Key

Taras Karasiichuk, Gay Alliance Ukraine, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican Party, Florida, United States House of Representatives, Ana Rekhviashvili, Georgia, Identoba, gay rights, gay news, Washington Blade, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Igor Kochetkov, Sphere

Photo of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) meeting with Igor Kochetkov of the Russian LGBT rights group, Sphere, Taras Karasiichuk of the Gay Alliance Ukraine, and Ana Rekhviashvili of the Georgian LGBT rights group Identoba at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 18, 2013. Photo courtesy of Alex Cruz.

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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