With Pride Month set to kick off this weekend, June 1st, it’s only fitting that Nike don the colorful tones of the LGBTQ flags. Atop many of their classics — namely the Air Max 90, Tailwind, Pegasus 35 Turbo, Air Max 720, and Benassi slides — are various twists on the rainbow themes as well as a deep breadth of inspirations.
To celebrate Baker’s impact and memorialize his legacy, Nike partnered with the Gilbert Baker Estate, working hand-in-hand to create this year’s 2019 BETRUE collection. For the first time, the footwear, apparel and accessories all feature the icon’s original eight-color flag, as well as other meaningful “Gilbert-y” touches and symbols of Pride.
“A moving, educative memoir from one of the innovators of the gay liberation movement.” Kirkus Review is a rave!
How a gay activist stitched his way to history. A rave review from San Francisco Magazine for RAINBOW WARRIOR.
When Gilbert Baker met Sylvester in a fabric store.