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PHOTOS: Team DC Scholarship Reception

The LGBTQ sports organization presents awards to area students

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Aubrey Durba presents the Clark Ray Horizon Award to coach Ava Benach at a ceremony on Thursday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Team D.C., the umbrella organization for area LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly sports leagues, held its 2021 Scholarship Reception at the Hilton National Mall Hotel on Thursday, July 15. Scholarships were awarded to area LGBTQ student athletes who are to attend an institution of higher learning next semester.

Awardees included Hailey Nguyen of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Anna Dugan of Alexandria City High School, Ajania Thaxton of Washington Latin Public Charter School, Anna Kolb of Thomas Edison High School, Kelsey Goldwein of Oakton High School, Dustin Connors of Independence High School, Naomi Mansour of Washington-Liberty High School, Sarah Jones of James Madison High School and Otter Kammer of Washington-Liberty High School.

The Clark Ray Horizon Award was presented to immigration attorney and coach Ava Benach.

Donors and scholarship sponsors included the DC Front Runners, Dupont Social Club and Rogue League Sports.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Pride Night OUT

Team DC joins NFL for pro-LGBTQ event at FedEx Field

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The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington sings at FedEx field before the game. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The LGBTQ sports organization Team DC partnered with the National Football League for Pride Night OUT at FedEx Field on Sept. 16. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington sang on the field and the D.C. Different Drummers performed in a pre-game show for attendees. Washington Football Team edged out the New York Giants 30-29.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Awesome Con 2021

Out actor George Takei speaks at annual sci-fi, fantasy convention

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Out actor and activist George Takei speaks on the main stage of Awesome Con on Saturday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The science fiction, fantasy, comic and film convention Awesome Con was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Aug. 20-22. Featured speakers included actor and activist George Takei.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Worthy Mentoring launch party

Rooftop networking event held to celebrate new LGBTQ+ app

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Worthy Mentoring held its launch party at a rooftop event at The Wharf on Wednesday. Worthy Mentoring is a nonprofit that “provides LGBTQ+ mentorship through an iOS and Android App.”

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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