In the 1970s and 1980s, as the women’s liberation movement was gaining momentum, lesbians worked both within and outside of the feminist movement to create a better, more inclusive world for all women. In Chicago, lesbians organized community centers, music festivals, bookstores, newsletters, publishing presses, and health centers that createdContinue Reading

This exhibit traces the Gay Liberation Movement’s presence in Chicago from its beginnings in the late 1960s to the city’s first large gay rights protest in 1977 at the historic Medinah Temple in downtown River North. As new organizations and events sprouted up on college campuses and a rising numberContinue Reading

The exhibit highlights highlights a selection of LGBTQ-focused clothing, book, and accessories catalogs from the 1960s through the 1990s. The exhibit is in the library reading room and runs through August 2020.Continue Reading

Hard Rock Cafe has issued hundreds of collectible pins over the years for various occasions and with a broad range of themes, including rainbow themed pins, with some “generic” rainbow pins being labeled as pride pins. Other rainbow themed pins are specifically LGBTQ-identified. This exhibit is a selection of theContinue Reading

In celebration of the Chicago revival of The Boys in the Band at Windy City Playhouse, Gerber/Hart has curated an exhibit highlighting the initial 1968 New York and initial 1969 Chicago runs. The exhibit can be viewed when attending the play (doors and the bar open one hour prior toContinue Reading