Join Gerber/Hart’s first annual Day of Giving to celebrate the birthday of Pearl M. Hart’s birthday (April 7)! Sign the virtual birthday card for Pearl, and support Gerber/Hart Library and Archives with a one-time or recurring donation. Pearl would have been 131 this year, so there are suggested donations of
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 exhibits.gerberhart.org or by clicking the “Online Exhibits” button in the above.
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