Programs and Resources


Archives Online We are dedicated to making our rich collections accessible to researchers, students and community members. Our online archives contain over 1400 searchable items related to the history of LGBT life in the DC area.
Community Pioneers In 2003, the Rainbow History Project established the Community Pioneer Award as a means of recognizing people whose contributions to the community merited special recognition. 
Historic Walking Tours Rainbow History Project has developed several walking tours through neighborhoods that have played a significant role in the lived experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities of Washington, D.C.
Oral Histories Oral Histories are a key component in helping members of our community to record their stories. Eye-witness accounts of what we’ve seen and experienced provide a valuable resource to researchers and future generations to understand our past and how we arrived where we are today.
Places and Spaces Database One of the most important projects Rainbow History Project has conducted is tracking the local addresses of places and spaces of key importance to our communities. 
Public Panels The Rainbow History Project hosts public panels and group discussions on a wide variety of topics. Each of these sessions is recorded as part of our local history and made available to researchers and members of the community.
Timelines Over the many years, volunteers have created timelines that collect some of the key dates of importance to our community.