Gay Women's Alternative

The Gay Women's Alternative of DC (GWA-DC) created a safe space for lesbian women in the metropolitan area to socialize and explore relavent issues through a network of social  and educational events. The GWA-DC served as an alternative to both the closet and bars to the lesbian community of greater-Washington DC from 1981 through 1993. 

The founding members of GWA-DC created a community oriented educational and social resource for lesbians of Washington, DC over the organization's 12-year existence.

The GWA-DC sponsored a diverse range of events that defined it as an organization and provided invaluable social and educational resources to the community. 


Rainbow History Project, Joanna Dressel, Vincent E. Slatt