September 4, 2014 at 5:59 pm EDT | by Michael Key

Gay Peruvian Congressman Carlos Bruce sponsored a civil unions bill that lawmakers in the South American country tabled on March 10, 2015. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)

Photo of Gay Peruvian Congressman Carlos Bruce talking with a reporter on Sept. 4, 2014, during a meeting of Latin American and Caribbean LGBT rights advocates in Lima, Peru. 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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