Washington DC is filled with monuments and museums, among those is one that is dedicated to the news.
The Newseum is dedicated to increase understanding of free press. Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, which features exhibits of significant news making moments in history including 9/11, the Berlin Wall with pieces of the wall, and Pulitzer Prize inning works.
Beginning March 8, a new exhibit will open at the Newseum that will present the rise of the gay rights movement beginning with events at Stonewall in New York City in 1969.
“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” will mark the 50th anniversary of the movement that began in June 1969, just one day after the death of Judy Garland, and how it spawned a movement for equality. The exhibit includes a yearlong series of programs featuring news makers who have been at the forefront of the movement, artifacts, images, and print publications.
The exhibit includes historic moments like the assassination of Harvey Milk – an early openly gay elected official, the AIDS crisis, the coming out of U.S. Representative Barney Frank, legislation including marriage equality, and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Upcoming events include:
March 18 – A presentation by Tony Award winning actor Alan Cumming
April 4 – Free Expression Awards hosted by Katie Couric
June 28 – Newseum Nights celebrating Capitol Pride