March 20, 2011 at 5:39 pm EDT | by Michael Key
2011 Capital Queer Prom

The 2011 Capital Queer Prom was held on Saturday aboard the “Spirit of Mount Vernon.” Revelers of all ages enjoyed a night of dancing and socializing. Constance McMillen, the Mississippi high school student who challenged her school’s ban on same-sex dates to the prom, was honored as the “honorary prom queen.” Local drag performers Shi-Queeta-Lee and Rocky were voted prom queen and king.

(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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  • What a special and enchanting evening for the whole community! Such an empowering and meaningful experience. Thank you to the capital queer prom committee for making it possible!

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