Panel Discussions

Rainbow History Project regularly organizes panel discussions on a wide variety of topics related to the history of the LGBTQ communities in the D.C.-area. These presentations are accessible to all and feature panelists with expertise and first-hand knowledge of the subject. There’s always time for audience questions.

The panels are open to the public and RHP is committed to offering them in welcoming, Metro-accessible, ADA-compliant spaces.

Recent programs

June 2023

LGBTQ Logan Circle residents discuss the history of living, working and socializing in the neighborhood.

May 2023

Trans Pride: Living History, a Trans Pride panel discussion presented as part of RHP’s Trans History Initiative.

February 2023

“Talking Gay History” with Ric Irick, publisher of the monthly Black gay magazine Malebox!, which published from 1993 to1999.

January 2023

“Talking Trans History” presented as part of RHP’s Trans History Initiative and featuring Earline Budd, Rayceen Pendarvis and Gabrielle “Gibby” Thomas.

October 2022

Researcher Brian L. Miller, author of Here Because We’re Queer: Inside the Gay Liberation Front of Washington, D.C., 1970-1972. 


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Watch past panel discussions

Many of our past public panels and programs have been recorded and are available for viewing on the RHP YouTube channel.