Performance, Protest & Politics
The Art of Gilbert Baker


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GLBT Museum & Archives
San Francisco

November 1 – March 8, 2020

 

This exciting new exhibition examines how rainbow-flag creator Gilbert Baker blurred the lines between artist and activist, protester and performer.

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Gay City News Cover: Gilbert Remembered

Gay City News Cover: Gilbert Remembered

Gilbert Baker’s memoir released as 50 years of Pride celebrated As global attention focuses on New York with the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and the WorldPride celebrations scheduled to coincide, the creator of the Rainbow Flag is finally getting his say with the...

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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...

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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.

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By Gilbert Baker

RAINBOW WARRIOR

In 1978, when Gilbert was tasked with creating a flag at the request of Harvey Milk for a gay pride event, he had no idea that the rainbow flag he would create would become the worldwide symbol, forever cementing his place and importance in helping to define the modern LGBTQ movement. The enduring legacy remains and his memoir will give readers great insight into his colorful and fascinating life.

By Gilbert Baker

RAINBOW WARRIOR

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In 1978, when Gilbert was tasked with creating a flag at the request of Harvey Milk for a gay pride event, he had no idea that the rainbow flag he would create would become the worldwide symbol, forever cementing his place and importance in helping to define the modern LGBTQ movement. The enduring legacy of his work remains and his memoir will give readers great insight into his colorful and fascinating life.

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2019 Nike® BETRUE Collection:
A Tribute to Gilbert Baker

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 2019 BETRUE collection will release at select global retailers on June 1, and on June 8 in North America on nike.com, SNKRS and at select Nike stores

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When it went up and the wind finally took it out of my hands, it blew my mind. I saw immediately how everyone around me owned the flag. I thought ‘It’s better than I ever dreamed.’

– Gilbert Baker

Activist • ARtist • LEGEND

Gilbert Baker

World-famous political activist, designer and flag-maker Gilbert Baker (1951-2017) created the Rainbow Flag in 1978. Over the next four decades, his creation would become embraced across the world as the universal symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movementGilbert’s work as a vexillographer (flag maker) spanned nearly four decades and includes distinctions for creating two flags that attained world’s records for their length.

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