2011 was a big year in LGBT news: from the implementation of the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ to the recognition of same-sex civil marriage in New York. Here are some of the highlights of the year from the Washington Blade photo archive.
(Washington Blade photos by Pete Exis and 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