Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) stands with Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin at the 20th annual HRC National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 10, 2016. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)
The Human Rights Campaign held its 20th annual National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday. Featured speakers included Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Nyle DiMarco. There were performances by Billy Porter and Estelle.
Rep. John Lewis in 2004 called for defeat of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. (Blade file photo by Micheal 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.