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Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

For decades, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities have been fighting for equality, both under the law and in the hearts and minds of their fellow Americans. Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement explores the cultural transformation that propelled an underground movement into an intrinsic element of who we are as a nation.

With stories as diverse as the LGBTQIA+ community itself, Rise Up looks at the pop culture touchstones, political battles, creative luminaries, enduring challenges, and joyous victories that mark an ongoing period of change in American history.

In addition to the content in Rise Up, MoPOP has curated stories featuring the local LGBTQIA+ activists and artists that have impacted Seattle.


Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement was developed by the Newseum, an affiliate of the Freedom Forum, which fosters First Amendment freedoms for all.


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Drag-tastic Summer Camp: The Art of Drag (In-person Event)

July 26–30, 8:45am–4:00pm, Grades 9–12

Calling all current and future kings and queens! Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s week-long, drag-tastic summer camp! Led by Seattle performer Joshua Hancock, you’ll investigate drag history and work together with local artists to create your own personas. You’ll choose your name, explore hair and makeup techniques, learn how to shop for clothing, and develop your character’s stage presence. We’ll take field trips to some of Seattle’s key locations and go shopping for costume pieces at local thrift stores. At the end of the week, celebrate your new drag personas with a private showcase!

Youth of all gender expressions and identities are welcome at this drag beginner’s camp.

Tuition: $350 if registered prior to 5/31, $380 if registered after 5/31.

MoPOP members receive a $25 discount on camps.

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About Joshua Hancock

Joshua Hancock

Joshua Hancock, has been working in theatre, burlesque, and drag for 30 years. He believes drag is for everyone, it is more than one thing, and can be used to heal, bring joy, sadness, and love to people. He has a Master’s Degree from Texas Woman's University in Theatre, and has worked in Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Czech Republic, and coast to coast in the United States. Joshua bases his drag character Parton, on none other than Dolly Parton, and uses Parton's voice to spread love and open minds.

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