June 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm EDT | by Michael Key
D.C. installs ‘Progress Pride’ rainbow flag crosswalk
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A ‘Progress Pride’ flag crosswalk is installed by city contractors on June 25. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Representatives of the Office of the Mayor as well as the Director of the D.C. Department of Transportation looked on as a rainbow crosswalk was installed at 17th and P Streets, NW on Thursday. The design of the art installation comes from Daniel Quasar’s Progress Flag — an updated design of the rainbow flag incorporating the representation of transgender pride and LGBTQ people of color.

From left, Director of the D.C. Department of Transportation Jeff Marootian, Director of the Mayor’s office of LGBTQ Affairs Sheila Alexander-Reid and Mayor’s Correspondence Officer Jim Slattery stand by materials used to create the crosswalks. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)
A crowd gathers to observe the installation of the community art piece. Among those present are ANC Commissioners Randy Downs and John Fanning. (Washington Blade 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. Follow Michael

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