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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: Black Pride Awards Ceremony

Event honors allies, community innovators

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2021 Black Pride Awards Ceremony (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Center for Black Equity held the 2021 D.C. Black Pride Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, July 21 at The Park at 14th. Honorees included DeMarc Hickson, Angela Brown, Ernest Hopkins, Stephaun Wallace, Brian K. Bond, J. Channing Wickham, Greg Evans Real Estate Group, Charmaine Eccles, Courtney Baker-Olivier III, Bishop Kwabena Rainey Cheeks, Jaye Wynn, The Alliance Group (TAG) at the University of the District of Columbia and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Westminster Pride

Maryland festival draws hundreds

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The Westminster Pride Festival was held in downtown Westminster, Md. on Saturday. (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Photos: Reston Pride

In-person festival returns to Virginia suburb

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Attendees of Reston Pride dance to a recording of 'YMCA' by the Village People. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2021 Reston Pride Festival was held at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Va. on Saturday. (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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