Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Rainbow Flag

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Make sure you stop by SFO’s International Terminal Main Hall.  See Online Preview.


The very first picture book about the true story of the Pride Flag. Read Excerpt and Buy

Gilbert’s ARCHIVES

GLBT Historical Society’s archivist Joanna Black is welcoming Gilbert’s legacy.  Read Interview

News & Honors

Teaching LGBT History

The new picture book “Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, written by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Steven Salerno, teaches kids about the famed social activist Harvey Milk and the iconic gay-rights symbol created by Gilbert Baker. Newsweek has an interview with Sanders and a video about Gilbert’s Rainbow Flag . Read Article.

Moma Acquires the Rainbow Flag

Gilbert’s profound legacy, the Rainbow Flag, is proudly hanging in the Museum lobby, welcoming visitors from near and far. During the recent #ArtSpeaks program,  groups gathered underneath the flag to hear how it became part of the Museum’s collection and to celebrate its enduring and powerful symbolism. More

Download the New Gilbert Font

To honor Gilbert Baker NewFest and NYC Pride wanted to give his iconic flag a voice. They partnered with Ogilvy to create “Gilbert”, a free font inspired by the design language of his iconic Rainbow Flag. The Gilbert font ultimately lets everyone raise the Rainbow Flag with every letter they type. Learn more and download the font

Art & Media

PBS Segment on Gilbert Baker

Gilbert’s Sewing Machine

Gilbert Sewing 9-Color Flag

March 2017. Courtesy of Richard Ferrara.

Short Documentary on Gilbert Baker

When it went up and the wind finally took it out of my hands, it blew my mind. I saw immediately how everyone around me owned the flag. I thought ‘It’s better than I ever dreamed.’– GILBERT BAKER

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