Gerber/Hart and Unabridged Books are co-sponsoring a virtual discussion of John D’Emilio’s new book Queer Legacies: Stories form Chicago’s LGBTQ Archives on Thursday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. (Central). Historian, author, and current Gerber/Hart President of the Board John D’Emilio will be joined in conversation by author and activist Owen Keehnen.
The collections, services, and programming of Gerber/Hart are growing. Gerber/Hart will soon outgrow its current space. In view of this, a strategic plan has been developed and approved by the Board of Directors in August 2020. The strategic plan focuses on relocation to a larger space and the continued growth
Emerging as an outgrowth of the AIDS pandemic and the activism it brought forth, the 1990s saw a new wave of advocacy sweep through queer communities in Chicago and across the country. Political hostility, gay-for-pay media representation, and ongoing threats of physical violence pushed queer identities to the margins of
The exhibit displays comics from a span of nearly 50 years, examining three themes in particular: style and identity, AIDS, and anger. The exhibit includes work from cartoonists like Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse, as well as comics produced by government agencies and mainstream publishers. The exhibit is on display
Pins have been used to make visible LGBTQ votes, for LGBTQ to show support of political campaigns and for LGBTQ candidates. A selection of get out the vote pins and candidate campaign pins are on display and go back to the 1984 Mondale/Ferrado presidential campaign and Gary Nepon’s 1978 run