March 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm EST | by Michael Key
Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011)

Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died today at age 79. Later in life, she became known for her philanthropic work and efforts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness. Taylor had many connections to Washington, D.C. She came here in November 1993 to dedicate Whitman-Walker’s Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center.

(Washington Blade archive photos)

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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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