Work with RHP on its Trans History Initiative

Through a grant from the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, RHP is hiring a coordinator (or coordinators) for its Trans History Initiative to work specifically on further incorporating Trans history into four RHP programs: collecting oral histories; documenting places of historical significance; collecting and preserving historical records; and sharing information through the website, archival catalog, and trans history timeline as well as through social media posts, articles and public panels.

Learn more and apply.

Who We Are

Rainbow History Project’s mission is to collect, preserve and promote the history and culture of the LGBTQ community of metropolitan Washington, D.C. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization and membership is free.

Our Archives

Our collection of nearly 2,000 items is accessible to anyone interested in LGBTQ history. The collection media includes physical, digital, video and photographs, plus oral histories and other sound files.

Our Events

Join us throughout the year for informative in-person and virtual events about important topics and issues in our community’s history. We host presentations, informal talks, walking tours and more.

News Updates

January 27, 2023

Paid opportunity: Trans History Initiative coordinator

Through a grant from the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, RHP is hiring a […]

January 23, 2023

Join the RHP board as our Treasurer (volunteer position)

Rainbow History Project is in search of a qualified candidate for the role of […]

January 14, 2023

Rainbow History adds archives of pioneering D.C. LGBTQ Latina/o advocacy group

Rainbow History Project and American University have collaborated to make available an archive of […]

December 1, 2022

On World AIDS Day, recognizing Community Pioneers who led the local fight

On World AIDS Day, RHP remembers, honors and celebrates the stories of our heroic […]

Donate an item to our collection

Rainbow History Project continually collects materials to ensure that the history of the D.C. area’s LGBTQ community is documented and can be shared with future generations. Your materials are important and RHP is interested!