The Gilbert Baker Foundation proudly presents a new storytelling project


An Oral History

Our  oral history initiative gathers short videos and testimonials from people who participated in or witnessed the creation of the original rainbow flags in 1978.  In addition, we’ll  highlight the stories of people who helped Gilbert Baker  make the flag a symbol of LGBTQ liberation and one of the most recognizable icons in the world.


The Scarlot Harlot

A film by Vincent Guzzone
and Charley Beal
May 2020

In our first installment, we talk to Carol Leigh a.k.a. Scarlot Harlot (pictured), a sex worker rights pioneer and activist, and beloved friend of Gilbert Baker. Carol was a frequent collaborator with Gilbert Baker on projects like Pink Jesus the Protest of the Pope’s visit to San Francisco in 1987 that shut down the Golden Gate Bridge. This powerful narrative includes never before seen footage.

Future Episodes

New videos by (left to right)  Jeff Sheehy, Cass Brayton aka Sister Mary Media and James Ferrigan and Mark Rennie.

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