Learn About The History And Founding Of Rainbow History Project

Learn About The History And Founding Of Rainbow History Project


December 3, 2020    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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DECEMBER 3, 2020 at 7 pm

Join the Rainbow History Project (RHP) and the DC Center to learn the story of the founding and early years of RHP on December 3. This virtual Zoom-based history panel to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of RHP will feature founders and early volunteers Mark Meinke, James Crutchfield, Jose Gutierrez, Sharon Doetsch-Kidder, Patsy Lynch, Leti Gomez, and Buddy Sutson and will be held on Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm. Please join us as we live stream on the DC Centers Facebook page.

How Long Has RHP Been Around?

The story of RHP began with a handful of people, a great idea and lots of hard work. Frustrated by failed attempts to identify archives and sources of information on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history in metropolitan Washington DC, Mark Meinke placed a notice in the Washington Blade for community discussion about the problem. On November 4, 2000 Charles Rose, Bruce Pennington, Jose Gutierrez, and James Crutchfield met with Meinke at the CyberStop Cafe, formerly at 1534 17th Street NW. The outcome of the discussions was to create RHP, which has spent the past 20 years preserving our community’s memories.

If you want to take a trip down RHP memory lane, check out our Annual Reports for the last 20 years HERE (you will need to go to the bottom of the page).
Check Out Our Social Media Presence

RHP website here.

RHP on Flickr here.

RHP on FaceBook here.

Support RHP

If you would like to make a donation to RHP, you can do so online here or send a check to RHP, P.O. Box 73176, Washington DC 20056.
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We cannot do our work properly if we do not have a board that fully reflects the rich diversity of DC’s many LGBT communities. If you, or someone you know, shares our mission to collect, preserve, and promote our varied history, please ask them to contact Cassandra Ake at Cassandra@rainbowhistory.org or Rob Berger at Rob@rainbowhistory.org for more information about joining our Board.
Visit www.rainbowhistory.org for more information about the Rainbow History Project or to make a donation of a historical item or funds to support our activities.

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