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Rainbow History Project

Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting an active knowledge
of the history, arts, and culture relevant to sexually diverse communities
in metropolitan Washington DC.

Rainbow History Project Receives Brother Help Thyself Grants

The board of the Rainbow History Project is pleased to announce that RHP has received $1800 in grants from Brother Help Thyself, the Baltimore-Washington lgbt charitable organization. The grants were presented at an event held January 25th, 2014 at Ziegfields in Southwest Washington. The RHP received a $400 grant from BHT's Medford fund to purchase a camera to support and document our ongoing collection of oral histories and events. We received $1400 from the BHT General Fund to support the next Community Pioneers exhibit and reception. For more about Brother Help Thyself, click Brother Help Thyself.

Rainbow History Project Thanks Best of Washington for Its Gift

Best of Washington has given the Rainbow History Project a $200 donation to support our ongoing efforts. Best of Washington is a long-standing African-American lgbt social club.

Community Pioneer Barrett Brick Dies at Age 59

Long time DC activist Barrett Brick lost his battle with cancer and died September 22, 2013 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Bethesda Maryland. Barrett Brick played a significant role in the creation and development not only of the DC lgbt community but the national and international lgbt communities. The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance has a biography of Barrett Brick on their website. In 2007 Rainbow History recognized Barrett Brick as a Community Pioneer. The board of the Rainbow History Project joins with Barrett's many friends in mourning his loss and send our condolences to his husband Antonio Ruffini.

Upcoming event, June 7, 2014

In celebration of lgbt pride month, Rainbow History Project and the Historical Society of Washing are co-sponsoring a panel discussion of the early 1970s Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and its activities in Washington DC. The event will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The discussion will be held in HSW's Kiplinger Library in the former Carnegie Library at Mount Venon Square between K and New York Avenue NW and between 7th and 9th sts. NW. The time of the panel discussion will be announced soon. The GLF was part of the ferment that followed the Stonewall riots in 1969. The discussion is free and open to the public.


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