In June 2015, photographs of the White House lit with rainbow colors to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage went viral, but Washington, DC’s LGBTQ history runs far deeper. Discover where Washington, DC’s large LGBTQ community lives, protests and celebrates. Take a whirlwind tour highlighting LGBTQ artists in the collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and discover portraits of notable LGBTQ Americans at the National Portrait Gallery like Walt Whitman who served as a nurse in the building during the Civil War. View LGBTQ artifacts at the National Museum of American History before traveling to the U Street Corridor to Nellie’s Sports Bar, a hub for LGBTQ culture.

Tour Guide: Andrew Rawls