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Lesbian Avengers were known for their street theater and in-your-face activism. Lesbians would often "eat fire" at their demonstrations as a symbol of taking power back from those who attempt to destroy us. Among their symbols were a bomb with a…

The race, which began in 1986 with a group of 25 drag queens running down the street wearing high heels, is a commemoration of LGBTQ history in D.C. News4’s Tommy McFly reports from 17th Street with a tour by RHP's Vincent Slatt. They visit JR's Bar…

LGBTQ Pride Month Publicity Flier.pdf
A presentation at the Fort Meade US Army Garrison's 2022 LGBTQ Pride Month Observance: All Together--Equality, Unity, Service by RHP director of archiving, Vincent E. Slatt

This is an episode of the W-USA9 (CBS) program Mic'd Up dedicated to RHP's walking tours. It features RHP board member, Jeff Donahoe, giving a short overview of a few sites in Dupont Circle, and explaining the walk tours program and how people can…

In the ’80s and ’90s, HIV/AIDS hit LGBTQ, black, and brown communities in Washington, D.C. hard. Before drugs were available that allowed people to live with AIDS, an HIV-positive diagnosis was often a death sentence. Members of the most affected…

The first gay pride parade took place in 1970 in New York City. And this month, cities across the nation will continue the tradition. We talk about how these events have evolved with Vincent E. Slatt of the Rainbow History Project and Jade Salazar, a…

harrassment rulemaking GLAA.pdf
Testimony by Bob Summersgill, president of Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC, before the Committee on Special Education and Student Services of the District of Columbia Board of Education on the Proposed Rulemaking on Harassment.

JERRY WNUCK Obituary (2021) - Washington, DC - The Washington Post.pdf
20 pins from the 1980s and 1990s have been received and photographed; these were sent to RHP by a donor around the time of Mr. Wnuck's death. Mr. Wnuck's Obituary.

2019TransDOR.pdf
Flyer for the 2019 candlelight vigil held at Dupont Circle for the known 10 Black Trans Women killed in America between Jan. 1 and June 10, 2019.

TDOR2008.pdf
Flyer for the 2009 Trans Day of Remembrance, coordinated by Transgender Health Empowerment. Co-sponsored by IFGE, HIPS, Whitman Walker Clinic, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and D.C. Trans Coalition.

Related to Trans Pride, several activists gathered to discuss trans history, updates to the 2008 RHP timeline, and approaches to further documenting the history of trans people in DC area. Event coordinated by SaVanna Wanzer and RHP.VIEW ONLINEPart 1…

In October 1992, GLAA produced and aired a radio ad, "Imagine," on WPGC 95.5 FM during primtime commuting hours for one week. The ad encourages people to imagine their lives and being discriminated against for being gay.LISTEN ONLINEPart 1 of 1

In January 2017 Brother Help Thyself awarded an estimated $70,000 to about 25 to 30 nonprofits, with the exact amounts and groups revealed at the ceremony celebrating the groups' impact within the LGBTQ communities. BHT celebrates with the…

The Community Pioneers awards recognize diverse community leaders for their roles as organizational founders, innovators, advocates and volunteers. In 2021, the Rainbow History Project honors 13 Community Pioneers for their diverse contributions to…

BladeDiscussion.pdf
A discussion of the history of the Washington Blade and the evolution of news coverage for and about the LGBTQ communities in DC. Also the digitization of the Blade and its online avialability through DC Public Library's DigDC. Featuring Lou Chibarro…
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