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Welcome to Rainbow History Class

Were you taught the history of LGBTIQA+ people in school? Many of us weren't. So, we decided to teach ourselves.

Rainbow History Class is a home for queer and trans stories from history that inspire,

validate, bring gratitude, make you laugh and even help you win an argument.

A couple of things. Firstly, we're not qualified teachers, nor are we trying to replace school (our homework is optional!) Rainbow History Class is an entertaining and fun space for LGBTIQA+ people and their allies to learn and discuss the lesser-known history of our community.

We'd also like to pay our respects to the traditional owners and Elders – Past, Present and Emerging –  of the lands on which we produce Rainbow History Class. Further to this, we acknowledge the Indigenous peoples, including those who are Two Spirit, Third Gender, Non-binary or Transgender, around the world whose culture and land was stolen by colonisation. 

 

To all our new students, welcome. And to our existing students, thanks for being early to class!

Meet the Faculty

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Hannah McElhinney
Creative Director and Writer
Rudy Rigg
Host
Amina Soubjaki
Producer
 
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THE LGBTIQA+ HISTORY YOU DON'T GET IN SCHOOL

 

Our Teachers

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RUDY

(He/Him)

Australia

Rainbow History Teacher and Creative

@rudy_jeann

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BLOSSOM

(They/Them)

United States

Linguist and Spanish teacher

@mctheythem

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POMARA5TH

(She/He)

Australia/New Zealand

Drag Performer

@pomara5th

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GIANCARLO DE VERA

(They/He)

Australia/Philippines

CEO Gay and Lesbian Multicultural Council

@giancarlo.de.vera

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ELLIE

(She/Her)

United Kingdom

Lesbian Fashion Historian

@elliemedhurst // Dressingdykes.com

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DENI

(They/Them)

Australia

LGBTQIA+ Activist / Host / Digital Creator

@stylebydeni

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VIRGINIA PLEASE

(She/He)

Philippines/United States

Drag Performer

@virginia_please

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MARY McGILLIVRAY

(She/Her)

Australia

Art Historian

@_theiconoclass

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BENJY LOOKBOOK

(He/Him)

United Kingdom

Intersectionality Coach and Advocate

@benjy_lookbook

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DANIEL

(He/Him)

United States

Fashion Brand Owner and Hobby Historian

@homoco.co

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XAVIER KHALIL

(He/Him)

United States

Queer and Anti Racism Activist and Hobby Historian

@_xavierkhalil

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MEISSA MASON

(She/Her)

Australia

TikTok Creator

@meissa.com.au

 
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