May 3, 2010 at 2:24 pm EDT | by Michael Key
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ protest at White House

A rally May 2 in Washington’s Lafayette Park encouraged the White House to take swift action to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Speakers included Aubrey Sarvis of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Alex Nicholson of Servicemembers United, U.S. Army Lt. Dan Choi and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. Following the rally, six protesters chained themselves to the White House fence and were arrested.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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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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