March 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm EDT | by Michael Key
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Parque Duarte in Santo Domingo's Colonial City remains a de facto community center for the Dominican LGBT community. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)

Photo of Parque Duarte in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers.

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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