Due to the Mayor’s Advisory that went into effect November 16, we will only be open for Researchers by appointment. To make an appointment, please email info@gerberhart.org at least 24 hours before you plan to visit. Hours for appointments are Wednesdays and Thursday 6 pm to 9 pm, Fridays 12Continue Reading

Rick Karlin, author of Paper Cuts: My Life in Chicago’s Volatile LGBTQ Press, will discuss his experiences in the Chicago LGBTQ press as presented in the book on Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 pm (central) via a video conference. The discussion will be moderated by Owen Keehnen. Registration is required: LinkContinue 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

The exhibit displays comics from a span of nearly 50 years, examining three themes in particular: style and identity, AIDS, and anger. The exhibit includes work from cartoonists like Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse, as well as comics produced by government agencies and mainstream publishers. The exhibit is on displayContinue Reading

Pins have been used to make visible LGBTQ votes, for LGBTQ to show support of political campaigns and for LGBTQ candidates. A selection of get out the vote pins and candidate campaign pins are on display and go back to the 1984 Mondale/Ferrado presidential campaign and Gary Nepon’s 1978 runContinue Reading