(image created from footage by TJ Flavell)
On Thursday, May 14, 2015, the Rainbow History Project honored the 2015 Community Pioneers through an open event at the Thurgood Marshall Center. We celebrated a dozen individuals, whose creative vision and persistent effort have built and strengthened the D.C. LGBT community. Didn’t make it to the event? Check out the resources below!
Thanks to the generosity of TJ Flavell, video clips from the event are available here.
The clips include:
- [Introduction and speech]: Jonathan Blumenthal and Eric Cohen, founders of Burgundy Crescent Volunteers
- [Introduction and speech]: Ruby Corado, transgender activist and founder of Casa Ruby
- [Introduction] and [speech]: Wallace Leo Corbett Jr, AIDS educator
- [Introduction]: Kathleen DeBold, Mautner Project and Lambda Literary Awards administrator
- [Introduction] and [speech]: Atul Garg and Yassir Islam, founders of KhushDC
- [Introduction]: Annette “Chi” Hughes, founding member of Sapphire Sapphos and AIDS educator
- [Introduction] and [speech]: Susan Silber, trailblazer in LGBT–friendly family law in the D.C. area
- [Introduction] and [speech]: Jill Strachan, leader of local LGBT arts organizations
- [Speech by proxy]: Michele Zavos, groundbreaker in LGBT-friendly family law in the D.C. area
- [Speech] honoring Annie Kaylor of Annie’s Paramount Steak House
(Photo from Jose Gutierrez’s Facebook page)
Photographs of the Community Pioneers 2015 event are provided in three albums on the RHP Photo Journal (external link). Photo credits are provided.
More photos are available through Metro Weekly’s coverage (external link) of the event.