Chicago’s LGBTQ History on Exhibit at Harold Washington Library Center

National March for Lesbian and Gay Rights buttonChicago LGBTQ History from 1924 to the Mid-70s, an exhibit documenting Chicago's unique and meaningful LGBTQ story, is on display during LGBTQ Pride Month in June on the 8th floor of Harold Washington Library Center. In the following months, the exhibit will travel to other CPL locations. 

This exhibit explores Chicago's own powerful history of LGBTQ resistance as we mark the 50th anniversary in June of the Stonewall riots in New York City. (Learn more about this landmark event with our Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary booklist.)

A partnership between CPL's LGBTQ Pride Committee and the Gerber/Hart Library, the exhibit presents replicas of material from Gerber/Hart's extensive archives, tracing events from Henry Gerber's 1924 Society for Human Rights to the gay/lesbian liberation era of the mid-1970s.

This exhibit will travel to other CPL locations this summer. See it at Lozano Branch in July, Austin Branch in August and Rogers Park Branch in September.