Family Pride Weekend at the Newseum Celebrates “Rise Up” Exhibit Opening

Show your pride. Share your pride.

The Newseum and mix107.3 are coming together to host Family Pride Weekend in celebration of the opening of the Newseum’s newest exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement.”

The weekend of March 9-10, visitors can take advantage of a special offer that includes two free kids tickets (18 and younger) with the purchase of one general admission adult ticket. The deal is only available March 9-10, and must be purchased at the Newseum admission desk.

Saturday, March 9 will feature fun activities with mix107.3’s street team and a program hosted by The Jack Diamond Morning Show’s Jimmy Alexander at 2:30 p.m. in the Knight TV Studio. The program will feature the following guests.

  • Sheila Alexander-Reid, Director/Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office of LGBTQ affairs
  • Jordan Costen, Founder/executive director, Safe Space Nova
  • Jan Goldstein Guttman, Parent of a transgender child
  • Bianca Humady Rey, Chair, Capital Trans Pride
  • Jay Newman, Vice president and legal counsel, MGM Resorts
  • Brian Reach, Founder and president, Nova Pride
  • Patty Rhule, Vice president/content and exhibit development, Newseum
  • Jose Romero, A local LGBTQ blogger, who is helping raise his niece and nephew

Through powerful artifacts, images and historic print publications, “Rise Up” explores key moments of gay rights history and how activists have used their First Amendment freedoms to demand an end to discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.

Visitors are invited to enjoy a weekend sharing their pride with family and friends, and to kick off the Newseum’s newest exhibit.

“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” is presented by Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo

Generous support provided by The Reef Team, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Contributing support provided by Altria Group. Additional support provided by the Freedom Forum, Capital Pride Alliance, Washington Blade and the Stonewall Circle.

The Reef Team
Altria Group
Capital Pride Alliance
Washington Blade


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