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“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” Virtual Tour

December 21, 2021 | 6:30pm CST


Pride came with a cost. Explore Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement through our virtual exhibition tour and discover how the Stonewall Uprising sparked a national movement for LGBTQ+ rights across the United States and its connection to Chicago.

The exhibition blends historic images and artifacts from the movement to share the voices and tell the stories of those who took a stand for LGBTQ+ rights, including posters from Harvey Milk’s campaign for public office in San Francisco, a rainbow flag in its original colors signed by creator Gilbert Baker, and early LGBTQ+ magazine publications.

Our virtual tour includes a video presentation narrated by Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Arielle Weininger, and a live Q&A moderated by Museum personnel.

Non-Members: $10.00

Members: Free

Reservations are required. Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.

If you are under 18 years old and would like to attend a virtual Rise Up tour at no cost, please email

Presenting Sponsors

Susan L. Karkomi & Marvin J. Leavitt / Karkomi Family Fund

Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation

Brenda & Lance Feis

Mindy & Jonathan Gray


Bernbaum Family Charitable Fund, in honor of Harry & Harriet Bernbaum

Additional Funders

Morris & Judith Rosenzweig Family Foundation

Juliet & Michael Gray

Matthew Saleski

Laura Elizabeth Tanner

Golder Family Foundation

Media Partners

Community Partners: Center on Halsted; The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame; Equality Illinois; The Legacy Project; Making Gay History; Or Chadash of Temple Sholom of Chicago

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement was developed by the Newseum. The Newseum is an affiliate of the Freedom Forum, whose mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all.

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