December 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST | by Washington Blade photography department
YEAR IN REVIEW 2014: Photography
2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The 2014 Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather contest was held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill on Jan. 20. Joe Birdwell of Tampa, Fla. took home the title. (Washington Blade file photo by Damien Salas)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The State of the Union Address was held at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 29. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

Team D.C. held its ‘Fashion Show and Model Search’ at Town Danceboutique on March 8. (Washington Blade photo by Damien Salas)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

Gay D.C. Council member David Catania (I-At-Large) filed papers at the Reeves Municipal Building on March 12 for his ultimately unsuccessful bid for mayor. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington performed a gay spoof of ‘The Sound of Music’ called ‘Von Trapped’ at Lisner Auditorium on March 13. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The Washington Blade had a yearlong focus on poverty in the LGBT community. Cedric Burgess told the Blade he lives ‘check to check’ while relying on government assistance to pay bills. Despite his struggles, he works to give back to the LGBT community. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The British Embassy held a celebration for the arrival of marriage equality in England and Wales on March 28. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

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Emily Schall-Townley, daughter of Virginia same-sex marriage plaintiffs Carol Schall and Mary Townley, showed the Washington Blade around the woods near her home in Chesterfield, Va., with her friend. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

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Emily Schall-Townley outside her Chesterfield, Va., home on April 4. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

Long-running gay bar Remingtons held its last happy hour on April 14 before shuttering. (Washington Blade photo by Damien Salas)

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Ugandan trans activist Nikilas Mawanda told his harrowing story of survival to the Washington Blade. (Washington Blade photo by Damien Salas)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

Supporters of marriage equality gathered in front of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. on May 13. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

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The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the Harvey Milk stamp at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on May 22. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

Stonewall Kickball held a ‘DragBall’ match at Francis-Stevens Field on June 1. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

LGBT advocates Dennis and Judy Shepard attended a reception for Marriott International’s launch of its #LoveTravels campaign at the Mayflower Renaisannce on June 4. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The second annual Pride Run 5K was held at Congressional Cemetery on June 6. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The D.C. Front Runners performed a dance number following the Pride Run 5K. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The Joint Armed Forces Color Guard for the first time marched at the head of the Capital Pride Parade on June 7. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Heather Mizeur, gay news, Washington Blade

Del. Heather Mizeur, center, with her wife Deborah Mizeur and running mate in the Maryland gubernatorial election Delman Coates marched in the 2014 Baltimore Pride Parade on June 14. Mizeur lost the Democratic Party primary to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who in turn, lost to Republican candidate Larry Hogan in the general election. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

Brent Minor of Team D.C. met with Washington Nationals players before the game at Night Out at the Nationals on June 17. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Mississippi, We Don't Discriminate, gay news, Washington Blade

A reporter and photographer from the Blade were sent on assignment into the Deep South to document LGBT life. Rev. Brandiilyne Dear, founder of the Mississippi LGBT advocacy organization Dandelion Project, met with the Blade in Laurel, Miss. on July 9. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Mississippi, We Don't Discriminate, gay news, Washington Blade

A Mississippi law that opponents argue allows business owners to deny services to LGBT people based on their religious beliefs took effect on July 1. In response, some local businesses began putting ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers in storefront windows. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Hurricane Katrina, Vicki Weeks, HIV, gay news, Washington Blade

Belle Reve Executive Director Vicki Weeks on July 14 shows photos of the hurricane damage to her facility to the Washington Blade. Belle Reve is a transitional housing facility for the HIV-positive homeless population in New Orleans. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

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Cleveland’s iconic Tower Terminal was floodlit in rainbow colors for the International Gay Games on Aug. 9. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

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Team DC athletes medaled in 18 sports during the Gay Games held in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The Gay Games were held in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio in August. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Immigration Equality, White House, gay news, Washington Blade

Activist Marco Quiroga spoke at an immigration reform rally in front of the White House on Sept. 9. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

transgender vigil, gay news, Washington Blade

About 50 supporters attended a prayer vigil on Sept. 27 in front of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for trans victims of violence. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Phasefest, gay news, Washington Blade

The annual Phasefest Queer Music Festival was held at Phase 1 in late September. (Washington Blade photo by Damien Salas)

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Transgender service members discussed their experiences in the military at an ACLU, Palm Center forum on Oct. 20. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The Washington Blade held its annual ‘Best of Gay D.C.’ awards party at Josephine on Oct. 23. (Washington Blade photo by Damien Salas)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

Whitman-Walker Health’s ‘Walk to End HIV’ (formerly known as ‘AIDS Walk’) was held on Oct. 25. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

Jennifer Hudson performed at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Oct. 25. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

2014 photography, gay news, Washington Blade

The annual ‘High Heel Race’ brought colorful costumes to 17th Street on Oct. 28. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Veterans, gay news, Washington Blade

Brigadier General Tammy S. Smith joined a group of LGBT veterans and supporters at a Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony in Congressional Cemetery. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Stead Park, gay news, Washington Blade

Mayor Vincent Gray, fourth from left, was joined by Friends of Stead Park and other city officials for the ribbon-cutting ceremony reopening the field on Nov. 15. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Day of Remembrance, gay news, Washington Blade

More than 250 people packed the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington on Nov. 20 for the city’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Washington Blade photo by Vladyslav Rekhovskyy)

World AIDS Day, gay news, Washington Blade

Whitman-Walker Health held a vigil for World AIDS Day at the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center on Dec. 1. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

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Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington performed ‘Rockin’ the Holidays’ at Lincoln Theatre in December. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

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Out NBA star Jason Collins, left, spoke with his former college roommate Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) on Dec. 11 during an event on Capitol Hill that commemorated International Human Rights Day. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Justice for All March, gay news, Washington Blade

Thousands joined the ‘March for Justice’ in D.C. on Dec. 13 to protest police brutality. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

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