A new on-line exhibit that explores of the development of nationalized gay and lesbian rights language and organization from the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, including the 1968 Homosexual Bill of Rights and the first White House meeting with gay and lesbian activist in 1977. View the exhibit at exhibits.gerberhart.orgContinue Reading

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics will have online and in-person screening at the 2021 Reeling Film Festival. Gerber/Hart will be a community co-presenter of these screenings. No Straight Lines by Director Vivian Kleiman details the extraordinary emergence of five scrappy pioneering queer comic book carroonist, Jen Camper, HowardContinue Reading

Join eight authors from Rattling Good Yarns Press for two panels on LGBTQ literature at Gerber/Hart on Saturday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Each panel will include readings from the authors as well as a moderated panel discussion. The morning program, “How does place or setting influence yourContinue Reading

New on-line exhibit, with embedded audio, of women’s music and gay liberation music that provided a soundtrack for gay and lesbian liberation the 1970s. View the exhibit at exhibits.gerberhart.org A few embedded videos from the exhibit: Amazone ABC, Alix Dobkin (Dobkin) Gay Spirit, Charlie Murphy (Murphy)Continue Reading

Emerging as an outgrowth of the AIDS pandemic and the activism it brought forth, the 1990s saw a new wave of advocacy sweep through queer communities in Chicago and across the country. Political hostility, gay-for-pay media representation, and ongoing threats of physical violence pushed queer identities to the margins ofContinue Reading