SMYAL Executive Director Sultan Shakir addresses the crowd at the annual Fall Brunch. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)
The LGBTQ youth support organization Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL) held its annual Fall Brunch at the Marriott Marquis on Sunday. NBC4’s Wendy Rieger served as the emcee. (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)
SMYAL Fall Brunch (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)
SMYAL Fall Brunch to be held on Sunday. (Washington Blade file photo 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.