Date(s) - 08/14/2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives

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Gerber/Hart will host the closing of our current exhibit on 1990s queer activism in Chicago, Q: Activism at the Margins of Identity, on Saturday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. View the exhibit starting at 6:00 p.m. and join curators James Conley, Kurt Conley, Chase Ollis, Veronica Rodriguez, and Whit Sadusky for a discussion and Q&A at 7:00 p.m. This event is in person at Gerber/Hart (6500 N. Clark St, Chicago).

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 society. Embracing otherness, they discovered strength in radical activism and artistic expression, transforming the concept of Queer.