Community Pioneers: Creators of DC's LGBTQ Communities

In 2003, Rainbow History Project established the Community Pioneer Award to recognize people whose contributions to LGBTQ communities of greater metropolitan Washington DC merited special commendation. The recipients of this award are chosen for their pioneering work to establish the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer communities of today's DMV.

In Autumn 2018, Rainbow History Project will be honoring the newest class of Community Pioneers. To nominate someone, assist with this project, or attend the ceremony, please contact us at