January 17, 2018 at 11:30 am EDT | by Michael Key
PHOTOS: Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather

Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather, gay news, Washington Blade

Gerard Turner was named Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2018 on Sunday, Jan. 14. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2018 Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather competition was held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill on Sunday. A panel of judges selected Gerard Turner of Gaithersburg, Md. for this year’s title. Mid-Atlantic Leather, gay news, Washington Blade (Washington Blade photos 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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