July 5, 2015 at 7:40 pm EDT | by Michael Key
LGBT 50th Anniversary, gay news, Washington Blade

Spectators waive American and rainbow flags in front of Independence Hall on July 4, 2015. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

LGBT movement leaders and activists converged in Philadelphia on July 4, 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the first gay rights pickets in the nation, which took place in front of Independence Hall. Plaintiffs in same-sex marriage cases Edith Windsor and James Obergefell were honored. Comedian Wanda Sykes served as emcee. Night Out, gay news, Washington Blade (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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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