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“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” Exhibit Opening
March 8, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The couple at the center of the Supreme Court’s 2015 same-sex-marriage decision, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur, provide one of this exhibit’s emotional highlights. After Arthur died, Obergefell fused their wedding rings into a single band (above), marking their short-lived—but world-changing—union. It’s just one of the many objects on display, along with such historic arti-facts as the original rainbow flag, stitched together by a man who referred to himself as “the gay Betsy Ross.”
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