Born Out of Love and LSD:

Born Out of Love and LSD:

by Samantha Allen 6/21/2019 Today, the rainbow flag flies everywhere. But in 1978, it was a dream borne out of love and LSD. In his new, posthumously released memoir Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color, Pride flag designer Gilbert Baker recalls a psychedelic night spent...
2019 Nike BETRUE Gilbert Baker Collection

2019 Nike BETRUE Gilbert Baker Collection

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. The collection was released at select global retails and on nike.com on June 8th and many items, including most of the 4 different shoe styles have already sold out.

Unboxing the 2019 Nike Gilbert Baker BE TRUE Collection

Unboxing the 2019 Nike Gilbert Baker BE TRUE Collection

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.

Kirkus Review

Kirkus Review

“A moving, educative memoir from one of the innovators of the gay liberation movement.” Kirkus Review is a rave!

Gilbert’s Archives at GLBT

Gilbert’s Archives at GLBT

GLBT Historical Society is welcoming Gilbert’s legacy. Founded in 1985, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. Their operations are centered around two sites:...
Moma Acquires the Rainbow Flag

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...
Download the New Gilbert Font

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...

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