The online archive of global LGBTQ+ history, current events, and personal stories




Rainbopedia couldn’t have gotten to where it is today without your support and generosity.

Thank you for being an ally and advocate of Rainbopedia. We are honored to have you be a part of our journey as we work to overcome the systemic removal of LGBTQ+ visibility from global history by providing an online, open-source platform for documenting, archiving, and exploring global LGBTQ+ history, current events, and personal stories.

We’ve committed to raise $10,000 by the end of 2023 to support the design and development of the Rainbopedia platform. Your generous donation will help spark this thrilling new phase of building the Rainbopedia platform.

Until now there has been no single international online focus for LGBTQ+ history, current events, and personal stories. A donation of any amount will help create a living archive of our collective LGBTQ+ history. We are leveraging the power of the internet to become a worldwide, interactive network where people can exchange stories in a safe space, learn from each other, and work together on an authentic, collaborative LGBTQ+ history for generations to come.

No donation is too small. Please make your contribution to Rainbopedia today.

Thank you for your support!

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Rainbopedia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Tax ID 81-4221981

Donate Your Vehicle


Our vehicle donation program is a great way to support Rainbopedia and get a deduction on your taxes by letting go of your unwanted car, truck, boat, etc. Donating your vehicle is easy. Just click on the link below or call toll-free (855) 500-7433 and arrange a convenient pickup time.

We take care of everything from the pick-up and sale to sending you the donation receipt and necessary tax documents so you’ll be able to deduct the gross sales price as an itemized deduction on your income taxes. All types of donated vehicles (running or not) are considered, including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, and most other motorized vehicles.

To inquire about donating your vehicle, please call toll-free (855) 500-7433 during regular hours of operation.



We’re creating a worldwide network that connects, supports, and educates in a new transformative way.

Rainbopedia is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an online platform for documenting, archiving, and exploring global LGBTQ+ history, current events, and personal stories. We have an online prototype — a preview of what Rainbopedia will become. It contains 14 articles that represent the type of user-generated content that will be featured in the finished platform when it launches, as well as videos from our Storytellers program.

Our vision is to create an international meeting place where everyone can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and create an authentic record for future generations—something LGBTQ+ people have never had before. Rainbopedia will amplify marginalized voices, broaden acceptance, and help end homophobia around the world.

More than just an online encyclopedia, Rainbopedia will be a scalable, searchable archive of text, audio, photos, and video, all linked to a timeline and a world map. Rainbopedia also has a translation tool that is able to translate everything into more than 35 languages! When the platform launches, it will have the capacity for thousands of registered users to create millions of pages.

Rainbopedia will be a place a mother can turn to when her child comes out, or a place that child can go to learn they’re not alone.

Legislative mandates in the United States and other countries require that LGBTQ+ history be taught in schools. This course material is not readily available or easily found. Rainbopedia will be a trusted resource for educators, and will provide students with an experience of LGBTQ+ history that is compelling, engaging, and interactive.

“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act.”
Janet Mock

Why Rainbopedia? Why now?
For centuries, LGBTQ+ people have been vilified and their history minimized and erased. Despite gains made in the West, attacks against LGBTQ+ people still continue throughout the world, causing many individuals to live in fear and danger. Even in the United States, gender expression and the historic progress LGBTQ+ people have made are still meeting with resistance. Homophobia can no longer be tolerated. Today, we can leverage the power of the Internet to create a virtual space where individuals are empowered to share their ordinary and extraordinary selves. It’s past time for a more accurate picture of the global LGBTQ+ experience to be revealed.

Rainbopedia needs $75,000 in immediate funding for operating costs that will sustain the project through the final quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. These funds will pay for key staff, first phase of the platform, and awareness and engagement programs.

No donation is too small. Please make your contribution to Rainbopedia today.



We are enormously grateful to the following individuals for their generous support of Rainbopedia.

Robert Berg

Debbie Brighton

Tim Colonius

Mark Compton

Wayne Corson DeWilde

Christina Donnelly

Audrey Gilbert

David Jensen

Thomas Kelem

Jonah Mannis

Stacey Nakasone

Martha Oestreich

Michael Reese

Laura Roebuck & Bill Meehan

Laura L. Rosenbaum

Nick Salamone & Clay Storseth

Bethia Sheean-Wallace

Jamie Simmons

Sebastian Uijtdehaage

Steven Earl Wachs

Chuck Wilson

Lisa Zakar