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PHOTOS: Norton celebrates same-sex marriage in D.C.

Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) hosted a celebration at the Rayburn House Office Building the evening before the Religious Freedom & Civil Marriage Equality Act became law in D.C.

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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) speaks a celebration for same-sex marriage at Rayburn House Office Building. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key))

Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) hosted a celebration at the Rayburn House Office Building the evening before the Religious Freedom & Civil Marriage Equality Act became law in D.C. Guests were entertained by the Rock Creek Singers of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and shared wine and cheese with D.C. City Council members David Catania, Phil Mendelson and Jim Graham.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Victory Fund National Champagne Brunch

Sen. Butler delivers keynote address

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Sen. Laphonza Butler speaks at the LGBTQ+ Victory Fund National Champagne Brunch on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The LGBTQ+ Victory Fund held its annual National Champagne Brunch at the Grand Hyatt on Sunday, April 7. Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.) delivered the keynote address.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Trans Day of Visibility

Activists hold rally, gala

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Trans artist Cassils presented the Trans Justice Art Action 'Etched in Light.' (Washington Blade photo by Linus Berggren)

The TRANSform the Vote rally was held on the National Mall on March 31 for the International Transgender Day of Visibility. The rally was organized by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Trans USA National Pageantry and the Queer Equity Institute. Speakers included Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins and actress Angelica Ross.

A gala event was held in the evening at Hook Hall. Blossom: International Trans Day of Visibility Gala in Washington was presented by NCTE and featured speakers, a panel discussion and an all-trans drag showcase.

(Washington Blade photos by Linus Berggren)

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PHOTOS: Bonnet Ball

JR.’s holds annual Easter tradition

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Bonnet Ball (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

JR.’s held the annual Bonnet Ball on Sunday, April 31. Performers included Citrine Queen, Sirene Noir Sidora Jackson and Darcy De La Cuadra.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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