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The Rainbow History Project will be holding its public annual meeting on March 24th, 2016 at the DC Center for the LGBT Community.  More information can be found on our events page. Please join us to learn more about the work that RHP does and how you can get involved, […]

Annual Meeting, Annual Report Posted



The Rainbow History Project is honored to have been selected by Cultural Tourism DC to give two of our historic neighborhood walking tours a total of five times during the upcoming WalkingTown DC program. Please join us at one or more than one! RHP board member Jeff will give our […]

Upcoming Walking Tours



On Thursday, July 23, Rainbow History Project hosted a training session at the DC Center the LGBT Community. We trained seven new volunteers, ranging from university students to retirees, to collect oral histories. Volunteers came with various backgrounds, from anthropology to genealogy to history. One volunteer explained that she was participating […]

Seven New Volunteers Trained



Open the Trans History Timeline. We are excited to share our newly updated Trans History Timeline. Originally a pdf compiled by volunteers, the timeline is now available in an interactive format. It covers local and national developments relevant to the trans+ community, 1896-2008. What did we miss? The trans timeline […]

Trans Timeline Updated



(Jack Nichols holding picket sign at 1st protest at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, 1965. Find this photo and other historical artifacts in our online archives.) Fifty years ago, on July 4, 1965, activists first convened in front of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall to demand equality for lesbians and gays. This first of five “Annual Reminders” […]

Item Spotlight: Jack Nichols Holding Picket Sign





Oral History Training Tuesday, July 23 | 6 pm DC Center for the LGBT Community | 2000 14th St NW #105 Are you interested in helping collect the history of D.C.’s LGBT community? Oral histories are a vital component of our collections, providing students and researchers with rich and nuanced accounts of […]

Upcoming Event: Oral History Training