Celebrate the largest LGBTQ Library in Chicago and the Midwest at
This Library is QUEER!
The Gerber/Hart Spring Soiree
Thursday, April 20, 7 PM – 10 PM at Sidetrack (3349 N Halsted St, Chicago)
We will not be banned!
Join the Board, staff and volunteers of Gerber/Hart Library and Archives at Sidetrack to support free and uncensored access to queer literature in Chicago and the Midwest. Enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, surprises, and a fabulous silent auction.
Hosted by NBC 5’s Matthew Rodrigues, with a performance by Coco-Sho-Nell!
Featuring special guest speakers Tracie D. Hall (executive director of the American Library Association) and acclaimed author James Klise, and a new short film by award-winning filmmaker C.J. Arellano!
Buy your tickets now at our Supporter level or show added support (and get a few extra perks, including reserved seating) at the Patron Pair or Benefactor Pair levels. You won’t want to miss the fun!
Benefactor Pair: $500 (includes admission for two, extra drink tickets, reserved VIP seating, a special gift, and recognition in the program)SOLD OUT! Patron Pair: $350 (includes admission for two, extra drink tickets, reserved seating, a special gift, and recognition in the program)SOLD OUT!
- Supporter: $125 (includes two drink tickets): ONLY available at the door
All admission levels include food, drink tickets, and entertainment — as well as the silent auction, raffle, and more surprises to come.
Buy your tickets early. Regular Supporter ticket prices increase to $125 on April 20.
Can’t attend, but want to support Gerber/Hart? Consider donating the cost of a ticket (or any amount you choose) in the form below. Or bid at our silent auction here!
Space is limited, so buy your tickets here today.
Proceeds benefit Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving LGBTQ History and making it accessible to all.
Gerber/Hart is grateful to our co-sponsors:
For additional Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, or to donate items or services to the silent auction and raffle, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your business will be featured in our newsletters, social media, online auction portal, and at the event.
To purchase tickets or make a donation by mail, please include contact information, price level/ donation amount, and number of tickets (if applicable) and send your check (made out to Gerber/Hart Library and Archives) to:
Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60626-4097
Gerber/Hart is committed to the health and safety of all who enter. COVID guidelines will be followed at the benefit, including for attendees, performers and staff. Ticket purchasers will be updated with any changes made to the benefit due to evolving CDC, state or local guidelines.