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

Organizations are a foundation for LGBTQ communities. A selection of local and national organization pins from political, service and performance organizations are on display. The exhibit is in the Walgreens waiting area and runs through August 2021.Continue Reading

Donna Reed will joining Sylvester and Gloria Swanson in Gerber/Hart’s collection of LeeK’s bubbleheads. If you have or know of a bubblehead that might want to join them, please contact Gerber/Hart.Continue Reading

Two more rows of double-faced shelves have been added for the ever growing circulating collection. The 120 additional shelves will provide ample space for a number of years.Continue Reading

40 years ago, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives was founded. Since then, many things have changed, but the mission of Gerber/Hart has remained the same: to collect and preserve LGBTQ history in Chicago and the Midwest, and to make it accessible to all. History continues, as it always does, and theContinue Reading