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Discussion focused on origins of the Gay Activists Alliance - DC in 1971, its early activities, and its connection with the Kameny for Congress campaign, with a particular emphasis on the campaign to rescind the American Psychiatric Association's…

The history of DC's sodomy law and the 30-year campaign to repeal it.LISTEN ONLINEPart 1 of 2Part 2 of 2
The Rainbow History Project partnered with LC-GLOBE to present the lunchtime panel “Lost Lesbian Spaces” at the Library Congress. The panel addressed the swift disappearance of local lesbian spaces, such as bookstores and bars, since the 1980s. Dr.…

Two key members of the Mattachine Society of Washington discuss the group's history and influence, with particular emphasis on the contributions of founding member Dr. Franklin Kameny.LISTEN ONLINEPart 1 of 2Part 2 of 2

Groups that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s to support African American lesbians, particularly the Sapphire Sapphos and the Black Lesbian Support Group.LISTEN ONLINEPart 1 of 2Part 2 of 2

Prejudice and Pride Panel Flyer 2013.pdf
Panelists focus on discrimination against African-American members of the LGBTQ community in the 1970s and 1980s, and the formation of community groups and programs that fought back against such discrimination, including the DC Coalition of Black…

Discussion of the origins, strategies, tactics, and legacies of four local direct-action groups: DC's Gay Liberation Front, the Lesbian Avengers, ACT-UP, and OUT. Lena Lett moderated. Bruce Pennington described the beginnings of DC's own Gay…

"Rump Session" includes footage from the DC Council debate and vote on repealing the sodomy laws, December 1, 1992. The amendment to repeal failed 5-5-3, and gay rights activists were evicted from the Council chambers.
DC Center Faith coordinated an interfaith celebration of the history of D.C. area welcoming and affirming congregations. The celebration highlighted the longevity and momentum of LGBT Welcoming Movement from its beginnings to its powerful present. …

The Young Adults Group, SMYAL, the Twenties Group, and the founding of Youth Pride as support for gay youth in the '80s and '90s. Discussion between James Crutchfield, Chris Dyer, and Chuck Goldfarb.LISTEN ONLINEPart 1 of 2Part 2 of 2

Panelists represented the Spartans and the Centaur motorcycle clubs and discussed the origins, founders, club traditions, and events, including runs, leather cocktails, Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, and the creation of Brother, Help Thyself.LISTEN…


Organization, activities, and splits in DC's Gay Liberation Front.LISTEN ONLINEPart 1 of 3Part 2 of 3Part 3 of 3

Talking history-- Frank Kameny 2-2-2002.pdf
Dr. Kameny chatted about his motivation and life in gay activism.LISTEN ONLINEPart 1 of 1

Talking History - JEB 3-6-04.doc
Joan Biren shares memories of her life, The Furies, and the lesbian community in D.C.
Cover story from this issue is a profile of 6 out gay and lesbian lawyers in DC. Coverage is pages 20-31, with a letter from the editor on page 5.

Per conversation with Mindy Daniels, participant and donor of this issue, there were very few out…

Dr. Franklin E. Kameny recalls the days when gays were "sick and perverted" by definition and explained the long fight to convince the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) in…

Origins and activities of African American social clubs, especially Best of Washington, Metropolitan Capitolites, and Associates. LISTEN ONLINEDay 1, Part 1 of 5Day 1, Part 2 of 5Day 1, Part 3 of 5Day 2, Part 4 of 5Day 2, Part 5 of 5

The emergence of ENLACE, Salud, and other Latino LGBTQ groups, the effect of AIDS on the community and the community's response, the development of Latino/a drag shows, bars, and AIDS outreach.Panel was bilingual in both Spanish and English. 

Title34 Howell Comments.pdf
In 1973, DC’s City Council adopted, and Mayor Walter Washington signed, the first citywide human rights ordinance, Title 34, which provided protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals.  Title 34 became the basis for subsequent…

Assumptions, actions, and emerging awareness of AIDS in DC, including mistaken assumptions of the medical community, mental health issues, and the politics of the emerging response to AIDS.LISTEN ONLINEPart 1 of 2Part 2 of 2

Panelists discuss the role of women during the AIDS crisis: as leaders in the community response, care giving, government relations, and women suffering from HIV/AIDS. Featuring Valerie Papaya Mann, Colevia Carter and Patricia Nalls, moderated by…

Pearson Brown Karen Button.jpg
Button for "One in 10 People" television program donated by Karen Pearson Brown. Broadcasts and outtakes from One in 10 People were donated to RHP and digitized.

Wooden nickels from DC locations such as Nob Hill, the D.C. Eagle, La Cage Aux Follies; plastic tokens from the Bachelors Mill Backdoor Pub; metal tokens from two locations of the Brass Rail; campaign buttons in support of Marion Barry, Clinton/Gore,…
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