News Updates

Community leader and RHP co-founder James Crutchfield dies at age 77

Rainbow History Project is saddened by the July 29 death of James “Hawk” Crutchfield, […]

History-making activist and D.C.-area LGBTQ leader Lilli Vincenz dies at age 85

Rainbow History Project is saddened to learn of the death yesterday, June 27, of […]

Diedre Gray hired as director of RHP Trans History Initiative

Rainbow History Project has hired Diedre Gray (she/her) as director of its Trans History […]

A lesbian life not to be missed

One of the leaders in the Washington-area arts and social justice communities, Jill Strachan, […]

“Here Because We’re Queer” documents an early radical group and adds to RHP’s archives

 Rainbow History Project’s mission is to collect, preserve and promote the history and culture […]

Paid opportunity: Trans History Initiative coordinator

Through a grant from the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, RHP is hiring a […]

Join the RHP board as our Treasurer (volunteer position)

Rainbow History Project is in search of a qualified candidate for the role of […]

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, associate professor of sociology at American University and AU student Emma Busch, worked on processing a collection of archives from the Latina/o LGBTQ organization ENLACE, donated by the organization's former president Leti Gomez (right). The physical collection is in the the RHP Collection at the DC History Center; digital access is available through American University Library. Photo: DC History Center.

Rainbow History adds archives of pioneering D.C. LGBTQ Latina/o advocacy group

Rainbow History Project and American University have collaborated to make available an archive of […]

On World AIDS Day, recognizing Community Pioneers who led the local fight

On World AIDS Day, RHP remembers, honors and celebrates the stories of our heroic […]

RHP to launch Mayor-funded Trans History Initiative

The Rainbow History Project has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Mayor’s Office […]

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