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 growthContinue Reading

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 displayContinue Reading

Gerber/Hart will be the Community Co-Presenters of two documentary films at the Reeling Film Festival: The Capote Tapes, a character study of Truman Capote, and Ahead of the Curve, documentary film about Curve, the best-selling lesbian lifestyle magazine ever published. Reeling Film Festival, the second-oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in theContinue Reading

Artemis Singers was the first women’s singing ensemble in the U.S. to explicitly identify as a lesbian feminist chorus. Artemis Singers is dedicated to performing music written or arranged by women and thus highlights historical, political, and personal events and experiences common to women. Artemis Singers’ initial meeting took placeContinue 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