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Pride Heroes Gala

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam spoke at the event

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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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PHOTOS: Awesome Con 2021

Out actor George Takei speaks at annual sci-fi, fantasy convention

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Out actor and activist George Takei speaks on the main stage of Awesome Con on Saturday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The science fiction, fantasy, comic and film convention Awesome Con was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Aug. 20-22. Featured speakers included actor and activist George Takei.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Worthy Mentoring launch party

Rooftop networking event held to celebrate new LGBTQ+ app

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Worthy Mentoring held its launch party at a rooftop event at The Wharf on Wednesday. Worthy Mentoring is a nonprofit that “provides LGBTQ+ mentorship through an iOS and Android App.”

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Night Out at the Nationals

Del. Roem throws first pitch

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Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) throws out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Aug. 17. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The LGBTQ sports organization Team DC partnered with the Washington Nationals to hold Night Out at the Nationals on Tuesday. Virginia Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) threw out the first pitch and the national anthem was sung by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington. The Washington Nationals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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