Browse Collections (32 total)

Rainbow History Project Panel Discussions and Public Recordings


The Rainbow History Project hosts public panels and group discussions on a wide variety of topics.

Each of these sessions is recorded and the…

Contributors: Rainbow History Project, Various narrators per recording

Gay Pride Collection


In May 1972, Washington, DC's GLBT community celebrated its first Pride. The previous two years, gays and lesbians had gone to New York City to…

Contributors: Dardano, Robert. Photographer

Gay Fairfax Collection

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Third Side

Producers: Kevin Kerdash, Larry Kennedy, David Vanderbilt, Michelle Michaels
On Screen Anchors: Michelle Michaels and John…

Contributors: Claypoole, Michael

Bruce Pennington Papers, 1947-2003


Bruce C Pennington was born in Rugby, ND on September 17, 1947 and died in Washington, DC on August 26, 2003. He arrived in Washington, DC in the…

Contributors: Pennington, Bruce C., 1947-2003

Eva Freund Papers : Digital Collection, 1961-1974

Eva Freund arrived in Washington, DC in 1961, briefly hung out at the lesbian club Rendezvous (1 block over from the Gayety), and became an early…

Contributors: Freund, Eva

Gertrude Stein Democratic Club Records

Gay Activists Alliance Records


The Pier Photograph Collection


Pier 9, at 1824 Half St. SW to the west of South Capitol St. at Buzzard’s Point, was DC’s second gay ‘super’ dance club (following the Plus A One, on…

Lost and Found Club Photograph Collection


Building on the success of the Plus One and the Pier as Washington, DC's first gay-oriented dance palaces, Donn Culver and Bill Bickford opened the…

Cinema Follies Collection


37 L St. SE - The Cinema Follies opened in 1975 in a former auto repair building as a cinema showing X-rated gay films. The club was managed by Bill…