April 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm EDT | by Michael Key
Capital Champions

The National Stonewall Democrats honored the service of openly-gay Congressman Barney Frank in a ceremony at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters building on Tuesday. Congressman Frank was presented with the first Barney Frank Award at the 2012 Capital Champions event. Entertainment was provided by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s Potomac Fever ensemble. Speakers included Jerame Davis, Ray Buckley, Congressman Andre Carson, Congressman Jared Polis, Andrew Tobias, Congressman David Cicilline, and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave remarks through a video.

(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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