Join Gerber/Hart’s first annual Day of Giving  to celebrate the birthday of Pearl M. Hart’s birthday (April 7)! Sign the virtual birthday card for Pearl, and support Gerber/Hart Library and Archives with a one-time or recurring donation. Pearl would have been 131 this year, so there are suggested donations ofContinue Reading

Additional tables have been put out to hold more books, so it is up to about half the size of the offerings at the usual one day booksales. The booksale runs through the end of May and is in the the library reading room during open hours of operation. AsContinue Reading

A new online exhibit platform has been initiated. It currently has three exhibits: Chicago Lesbian and Gay History 1924-1978, Queer Zines, and Merchandise Catalogs. The platform can be accessed at or by clicking the “Online Exhibits” button in the above.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

Organizations are a foundation for LGBTQ communities. A selection of local and national organization pins from political, service and performance organizations are on display. The exhibit is in the Walgreens waiting area and runs through June 2021.Continue Reading