October 30, 2019 at 1:53 am EDT | by Michael Key
PHOTOS: 2019 High Heel Race
High Heel Race, gay news, Washington Blade
On left, ‘Dump Truck’ came in first in the 2019 High Heel Race. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 33rd annual High Heel Race was held along Frank Kameny Way on 17th Street on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Mayor Muriel Bowser was on hand to kick things off.

“We are the most gay-friendly jurisdiction anywhere in the United States,” she said. “We are diverse. We stand for inclusivity. And we have to make sure that every person is safe in our community and we all have a role to play.

“We have to make sure that we continue focusing on housing and employment so that every person, gay and straight, trans and everyone, has real opportunities in Washington, D.C. So tonight we celebrate the High Heel Race. And tonight we celebrate D.C. values. And tonight we celebrate our wonderful city.” (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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