Volunteer with our LGBTQ History Timelines Project
Why are timelines important?
One of Rainbow History Project’s initial projects was to track the milestones and moments for the LGBTQ community in the Washington, D.C., area. Discovering and documenting “what happened when?” was a critical question underlying why RHP was founded.
What can timeline volunteers do?
We need volunteers to update, enhance and research key dates of our community history. Volunteers can also assist with updating the software and presentation of our legacy timelines, which are PDF, Word charts and spreadsheets that contain data that would love to see visualized online.
What timelines already exist?
Our timelines are:
- AIDS History (as of 2005)
- Bi History (1985-2005)
- DC Black Pride 1991-1995
- DC Black Pride 1995-2003
- Gay Liberation
- LGBTQ Washington (as of 2006)
- “Stepping Out:” Interfaith History (as of 2014)
- Trans History
- Trans Timeline
We have also compiled lists of important anniversaries:
What are the project needs?
- Make sure all legacy timelines are in the Google drive, Timelines folder.
- TimelineJS remains the best free software. It pulls spreadsheet data and can include images. Check out their Whitney Houston timeline as an example.
- Timelines need to be converted to Excel documents.
How do I get started?
Contact us for more information or to volunteer.