Reflection On The LGBTQ+ Section of the Newseum


The LGBTQ+ exhibit at the Newseum in Washington D.C is a great way to remember the fight that people had to endure by protesting for their rights and look at how those people’s fight has resulted in a fairer world for all. With that being said the world is not a perfect place and will never be a perfect place but the perseverance shown by the LGBTQ+ community is an inspiring story that is captured in the LGBTQ+ exhibit at the Newseum. The Newseum has 2 main parts to their exhibit. The first is a reflection on the history of the LGBTQ+ movement and the history of events such as the protests following the raid on stonewall that inspired people to fight for equality. The raid on stonewall was a police raid that targeted a safe haven for LGBTQ people. The Stonewall riots that occurred after the raid is often seen as the most important events that inspired the ongoing fight for equality. The second part of the Newseum is the modern side of the LGBTQ+ movement. This part of the exhibit showcases the acceptance of once neglected people based on their sexuality. People like Sarah Paulson, Jim Parsons, Ellen DeGeneres, and Tim Cook. These people are now accepted because of events like the Stonewall riots. Pope Francis and The Bible state many times that God loves everyone. This can be interpreted to say that God loves everyone regardless of Race, Color, Creed, Class, and sexual beliefs. The LGBTQ+ community has fought tirelessly for their rights and is now closer to being accepted by everyone than ever before.