Join the Pride Exhibit Committee

The Rainbow History Project is completely an 18 month research project to create a public display of the evolution of pride activities

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Crowd walking under a handwritten banner that says Gay Pride Day

Rainbow History Project is seeking a board secretary

The secretary role is an open position on RHP’s board.

The secretary position is volunteer.

Secretary full position description.

 

 

Who We Are

Rainbow History Project’s mission is to collect, preserve and promote the history and culture of the LGBTQ community of metropolitan Washington, D.C. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization and membership is free.

Our Archives

Our collection of nearly 2,000 items is accessible to anyone interested in LGBTQ history. The collection media includes physical, digital, video and photographs, plus oral histories and other sound files.

Our Events

Join us throughout the year for informative in-person and virtual events about important topics and issues in our community’s history. We host presentations, informal talks, walking tours and more.

News Updates

Activism

May 16, 2024

Rainbow History Project Reenacts DC’s First Gay Picket

Rainbow History Project Reenacts DC’s First Gay Picket by Elinor Aspegren   “I am […]

March 9, 2024

From Meals to Memories: Reflections of an Amateur Oral Historian Volunteering with the Rainbow History Project

From Meals to Memories: Reflections of an Amateur Oral Historian Volunteering with the Rainbow […]

March 2, 2024

Interview with our own Ashley Bamfo! Rainbow History Celebrates 2024 Black History Museum with 3 Programs

View news report on DC’s only Black-owned LGBTQ+ lounge that features an interview with our own Ashley Bamfo! Included is also information on 3 programs at the Black History Museum.

March 2, 2024

Public screening of the documentary: Fierceness Served! The ENIKAlley Coffeehouse

Rainbow History Project hosted a public screening of the documentary: Fierceness Served! The ENIKAlley […]

Donate an item to our collection

Rainbow History Project continually collects materials to ensure that the history of the D.C. area’s LGBTQ community is documented and can be shared with future generations. Your materials are important and RHP is interested!