On World AIDS Day, RHP remembers, honors and celebrates the stories of our heroic and tireless Community Pioneers who led the fight against AIDS in the District, Maryland and Virginia. Learn more about these local history makers.
Tireless HIV/AIDS organization builder and advocate
HIV/AIDS community builder and government leader
Colevia Carter (2012)
Ensured responsiveness of government to the needs of AIDS care and education
Leader and organizer for HIV/AIDS and faith communities
AIDS care and prevention leader and educator
Leader in HIV prevention and care
Leader and educator in AIDS treatment
Leader in AIDS response and D.C. politics
Maverick leader in fight against AIDS
One of D.C.’s best-known HIV/AIDS educators and physicians
Leader of Us Helping Us
Leader of Brother Help Thyself
In 2023, Rainbow History Project will hold a panel discussion examining the intersections between the HIV pandemic, as seen during the 1980s-1990s, and the current Monkeypox outbreak among LGBT populations. If you would like to suggest a subject expert to be on the history panel or volunteer to work on panel, contact Ashley Bamfo at email@example.com.