An interactive map of places and spaces important to the LGBT community in D.C. over more than 50 years, using data from the Rainbow History Project.
I am always honored when the DC Policy Center (@DCPolicyCenter) uses my photographs, this is a special honor.
I just finished reading Cleve Jones’ When We Rise: My Life in the Movement (posting on that soon), and as a history geek, I lamented that there weren’t more photographs captured of the movement.
If I ever write a book (a big if), it would likely be about the history of the LGBTQ movement as I have seen it in the last 10 years. It’s been a privilege to capture some of its most important moments, in the most defining leadership moments of our time.
To assist in the creation of this piece, I selected some photographs from my collection. It’s important to include celebrations as well as the challenging times. And I haven’t included all of the communities (plural) of LGBTQ humanity.
First, the #LGBTQ community has never given up on a struggle, even if it took decades to achieve. And second, in the end, they always win.– Jerome Pohlen