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From a pandemic to protests, 2020 is one for the history books

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From a pandemic to protests, 2020 is one for the history books.
Monet Dupree performs at Freddie’s Follies at Freddie’s Beach Bar and Gill on Jan. 13 at a time before the concept of ‘social distancing.’
David Spivey is named ‘Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2020’ on Jan. 17.
Members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington perform at the Brother, Help Thyself Foundation Grant Awards ceremony in the now-shuttered DC Eagle.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attends an Equality Virginia event on Feb. 4 in Richmond celebrating the impending passage of the Virginia Values Act in the Virginia General Assembly.
The Washington Blade holds its annual Most Eligible LGBT Singles party at Duplex Diner on Feb. 14.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg makes a presidential campaign stop in Northern Virginia on Feb. 23.
Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) speaks at a congressional hearing on LGBT rights on Feb. 27.
Gay Trump supporter Brandon Straka speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28.
As life with COVID-19 became a new reality, someone erected a “HOPE” sign in Winchester, Va.
The streets and restaurants of the gayborhood were empty by March 17 as new COVID-19 restrictions were put in place.
Ruby Corado has her temperature checked before entering the Casa Ruby community center on May 8.
Riots broke out in the streets of D.C. on May 31 following the murder of George Floyd.
A peaceful Black Lives Matter protest was held at Black Lives Matter Plaza on June 6.
The activist group No Justice No Pride organized a ‘Defund MPD’ march and protest on June 13.
The No Justice No Pride ‘Defund MPD’ march ended in a protest in front of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s home.
A makeshift memorial was created in front of the United States Supreme Court following the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Signs mourning the loss of trans women of color were among those on the White House fence on election day, Nov. 3.
A ‘Make America Great Again’ pro-Trump mega rally was held on the streets of D.C. Protesters included Gays for Trump.
A series of new coronavirus restrictions threaten the future of LGBT businesses.
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PHOTOS: Superstar Drag Revue

Bombalicious Eklaver leads the show at Selina Rooftop

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Superstar Drag Review (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Bombalicious Eklaver held a Superstar Drag Revue at the Selina Hotel Rooftop on Friday, Nov. 25. DJ Juba provided the music.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: NGLCC National Dinner

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce held its 20th annual event at the National Building Museum

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The 20th annual NGLCC National Dinner was held on Friday at the National Building Museum. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) held its 20th annual National Dinner at the National Building Museum on Friday, Nov. 18. Honorees included Erik Day of the PRIDE Employee Resource Group, Betsy Cerulo of AdNet/AccountNet, Casey Oakes of Google, the Twin Cities Quorum and Bank of America. Speakers included NGLCC co-founders Justin G. Nelson and Chance E. Mitchell as well as community advocates Dennis and Judy Shepard. Entertainment was provided by Debbie Gibson, Pepper Mashay and the youth performers of the Be A Friend Project.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Fuchsia Ball

Shea Couleé performs at Capital Pride event held at Echostage

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"RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant Shea Couleé performs at the Fuchsia Ball at Echostage. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Capital Pride Alliance held The Fuchsia Ball at Echostage on Saturday, Nov. 12. Music was provided by DJs Electrox, Tracy Young and Joe Gauthreaux. The event was hosted by Vagenesis and featured performances by the House of Garcon, Bang and Shea Couleé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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