March 19, 2012 | by Michael Key
Over the Rainbow

The Mautner Project, an LBT women’s health organization, held its annual gala on Saturday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The “Over the Rainbow” gala drew hundreds of supporters for a night of awards, auctions, food, entertainment and dancing. Honorees included Olivia Travel’s Judy Dlugacz, the a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock,  volunteer Ed Wood and LGBT rights campaigner Betty DeGeneres. Maggie FitzPatrick of Cigna presented the “GO YOU Award” to Mautner founder Susan Hester and a large grant to the Mautner Project from the Cigna Foundation.  Entertainment was provided by Viki Dee and DJ jame’ foks.

(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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