Landmarking this great work of queer art will preserve the last remaining art installation by Gilbert Baker, the creator of the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Flag.
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FLAGS AT HARVEY MILK PLAZA
By Charles Beal, Monica Helms and Aaron Casserly Stewart
In San Francisco in 1978, Gilbert Baker created the Rainbow Flag, assisted by a diverse group of radical activists. It has since become the globally recognized symbol of LGBTQ+ liberation.
There is a powerful global dialogue currently about identity – political, racial, sexual and gender-related. On this subject, Gilbert Baker was a visionary; he created the Rainbow Flag as a symbol of hope for all races, all genders and all ages. Gilbert called it “the rainbow of humanity” and the flag’s colors represent elements in all of us: Sex, Life, Healing, Sunlight, Nature, Magic, Spirit and Serenity.
As Gilbert Baker’s sole remaining permanent art installation, the Rainbow Flag at Harvey Milk Plaza deserves landmark status. It is a beacon of hope for all people – especially for those who live in oppressive countries. It is also the most significant piece of LGBTQ+ art in San Francisco — perhaps in the world — and a “time capsule” that marks and commemorates those activists (black, white, latino, asian and native born) that fought for the rights we have today.
Please Support Our Campaign to LandMark The Rainbow Flag Installation
We ask the greater community for your help to save this historic icon — the sole surviving art installation in the world by Gilbert Baker.
Please sign and share this petition and request that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors make this global beacon an official landmark.