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

“And above all, we must claim our identity in freedom not in reaction to oppression or anger.”

A keynote address presented at the 3rd National Third World Lesbian/Gay Conference , held in Berkeley, CA, June 21-23, 1984.Continue Reading

Ignorance of each other is what has made unity impossible in the past. Therefore we need enlightenment. We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity. Once we have more knowledge, light, about each other we will stop condemningContinue Reading

“We are entering time of uncertainty and doubt about survival… We demand that the answers to this mysterious illness will not be held hostage by the individuals and institutions that hold power over our lives…. We will not allow ourselves to be victimized or blamed for what we are experiencing.”Continue 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