The Ferment of the Late ’70s

The Ferment of the Late ’70s: VD, Anita and Disco

The late 1970’s marked a period of responses and engagements that nationalized the gay liberation movement on a new level. Though looking at responses to the spread of VD among gay men, Anita Bryant and the Save Our Children campaign, and the phenomena of disco, “Ferment of the Late 70s” explores how these played a part in laying foundations for being able to respond to developments in LGBTQ life and politics the 1980s and beyond.

Fall Booksale

The sale includes LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction books, videos, and erotica. Proceeds from the sale go support the operations and mission of Gerber/Hart. The popular by-the-bag and by-the-box prices are back.

Games We Play

Games We Play

Continuing through November 2017 in the Library Reading Room, Games We Play highlights LGBTQ-themed board and trivia games that began being produced in the 1980s. These include C’est La Vie, a lesbian version of LIFE where the goal is to get to the Lovely Lesbian Retirement Villa, Gay Weekend, where the player goes around the board picking up tricks, Gay Monopoly where players can buy streets in various gay neighborhoods around the county and instead of buying houses or hotels, the players purchase bars and bathhouses. Trivia games include Gay Trivia, D.Y.K.E. (Do You Know Enough) and That’s So Gay. The exhibit includes a brochure of trivia questions for you to take and share with others.

Benefit at The Call

Benefit at The Call

Saturday, February 18, The Call (1547 W. Bryn Mawr) will be hosting a benefit drag review for Gerber/Hart Library and Archives. The theme of the show will be “Retro-Rewind.” Seating will be at 9:30 pm. In addition to the review, there will be a small display of our photograph collection of drag queens and female impersonator from the 1950’s-1980’s. The Call does not have a cover charge. Donations for Gerber/Hart can be given at the door and a special shot will be available that will benefit Gerber/Hart. Additionally, we will be raffling off a couple of items. Come with friends for a night out and help support Gerber/Hart.