Gerber/Hart’s large one-day booksale is returning on Sunday, June 6, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm in the library reading room (extra tables will be set up to significantly increase the size of the current ongoing booksale). The sale includes LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction books, videos, art books, and erotica. ProceedsContinue Reading

“Documenting LGBTQ+ Histories” will be a morning panel discussion on Women & Children First’s Crowdcast Channel (Sunday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. Central) This event will celebrate the release of No Modernism Without Lesbians by Diana Souhami. For this event, Souhami will be joined by Tracy Baim and Terry Castle forContinue Reading

Additional tables have been put out to hold more books, so it is up to about half the size of the offerings at the usual one day booksales. The booksale runs through the end of May and is in the the library reading room during open hours of operation. AsContinue Reading

A new online exhibit platform has been initiated. It currently has three exhibits: Chicago Lesbian and Gay History 1924-1978, Queer Zines, and Merchandise Catalogs. The platform can be accessed at or by clicking the “Online Exhibits” button in the above.Continue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading