The 85th running of the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race May 1 drew thousands of spectators, including a Human Rights Campaign club and guests of locally based promotors Timur Tugberk and Olivia Fredericks.
(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