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To Educate and Inspire

In 2022, the Gilbert Baker Foundation will be staging exciting new events aimed at educating and inspiring future generations about the LGBTQ Rainbow Flag.

The Rainbow Flag is the most universally recognized LGBTQ+ symbol in the world.

In the 44 years since it was created by artist-activist Gilbert Baker, the Rainbow Flag has inspired millions to break down closet doors and fight for full equality. Since Baker’s passing in 2017, The Gilbert Baker Foundation has worked tirelessly to carry on this mission at home and abroad. Please consider making a donation to help us carry on our work on  upcoming projects :

FLAG IN THE MAP

The Gilbert Baker Foundation has partnered with England’s ReportOUT on ‘Flag in the Map,’ an exciting new educational project that will document people flying their Pride flags, however they are able, in all parts of the world. We have already collected submissions from a digital open call in Fall of 2021. Fundraising will be used to

  • Transform these images into a book
  • Hold  two launch exhibitions in both the U.K. and USA, for Pride Month in 2022

LANDMARKING HARVEY MILK PLAZA

The Gilbert Baker Foundation has initiated the process of landmarking the historic Rainbow Flag at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco, the only surviving permanent Gilbert Baker art installation in the world. Landmarking this glorious symbol will guarantee that the Rainbow Flag will be flying forever 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in the heart of the city where it was created!

“The rainbow flag is a beacon of hope to the world, for those ready to  liberate themselves from the darkness of the closet and step into the light of freedom”

Pledge Rewards

Signed Memoir

A hardcover copy of Gilbert Baker’s memoir published in 2018 with a forward by Dustin Lance Black.  Signed with  commemorative bookmark.  (List price: $26.99).
DELIVERY DATE: April 2022

DONATE $200 OR MORE

Signed Posters

Limited edition poster of the world record, mile-long Rainbow Flag created by Gilbert Baker for the 1994 Stonewall 25 celebration in New York City. Signed by both Mick Hicks and Gilbert Baker. 6 Posters Available 

DONATE $600 or More

Signed Key West Flag

Gilbert partnered with ABSOLUT vodka to create a limited number of signed and numbered 72’ x 36’ 8-color nylon flags to commemorate the “Sea to Sea’ 1.5 mile long flag in Key West that broke his one world record. Signed and numbered by Gilbert.

Limited Availability

DONATE $5,000 OR MORE

Hand Stitched 9-Color Flag

These are the last flags created by Gilbert Baker in the weeks before he passed away in March of 2017. These cotton, hand sewn flags measure @ 20” x 15.”. Baker created only 60 of these incredible works of art – includes a certificate of authenticity.

1 Available

DONATE $20,000 or More

News & Updates

Latest News

WINS Tennessee Flag Ban Fails Osceola (FL) Votes Down Ban Policy. BANS Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Ban LGBTQ Pride Flags in School Flag Flack Flies Amid Policy Change in Utica TRACKING Watertown, NY  Might Ban All Flag Raising Events in Front of City Hall Maine:...

5-04-2024

Residents speak out against city flag policy during Utica NY council meeting.More  Pride flag ban for Tennessee public schools fails in state .Senate.More Boonton NJ enacts flag ban for Town Hall More. 

4-04-2024

Rainbow Gay Pride flag in Castro could become a landmark More Banning the Rainbow Flag: the latest act of GOP madness More B.A.R. editorial cites Foundation statement on embassy flag ban More Tennessee state lawmakers advance bill that could ban the LGBTQ Pride flag...

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