May 24, 2014 at 10:00 am EDT | by Michael Key
Pride Heroes Gala

The 2014 Pride Heroes Gala was held at Artisphere in Arlington, Va. on Wednesday. The 2014 Pride Heroes included Nicholas Benton, David Pérez, Rev. Dean Snyder, Dr. Imani Woody and Tom Yates. Engendered Spirit awards were presented to Amy Nelson and Alexa Rodriguez. The Larry Stansbury Award for Exemplary Contributions to Pride was presented to Robert York. The Bill Miles Award of Outstanding Volunteer Service was given to Al Pellenberg. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette spoke at the event. Entertainment was provided by the string quartet Well-Strung. (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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