October 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm EDT | by Michael Key
HRC National Dinner 2011

The Human Rights Campaign held its annual National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Oct. 1. President Barack Obama addressed the hundreds of attendees. Special guests included rugby legend and anti-bullying activist Ben Cohen, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, author Betty DeGeneres and wrestler Hudson Taylor. Featured entertainment included Greyson Chance, Cyndi Lauper and Mika.

(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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