It is with the deepest sorrow that the Gilbert Baker Foundation acknowledges the passing of Tom Taylor on October 20. Tom was known in the halls of government and throughout the city as the “keeper of the Rainbow Flag“ located at Harvey Milk Plaza.
Join us virtually for the 2020 Gilbert Baker Film Festival featuring films and shorts from around the world. The festival takes place in Gilbert’s hometown of Parsons, Kansas but will be broadcast through ZOOM
Gilbert Baker left Kansas as soon as he could. But, as many around the world celebrate LGBTQ pride month, it’s worth noting that Kansas also struggled to hold the flag creator dear
June is Pride Month, when the world’s LGBT communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. Here is CNN’s guide.
Know your LGBTQ flag history — and be proud of it! This illuminating video explains the origins of the world-acclaimed Trans Flag, created in 1999 by transgender activist (and Gilbert Baker Foundation board member) Monica Helms. This beloved banner for global trans solidarity has flown proudly and defiantly across the world — and the original flag now resides in the Smithsonian Institution.
Mark Rennie, legendary San Francisco photographer and nightlife impresario recalls his decades long friendship and collaboration with Gilbert Baker.
TELL YOUR GILBERT STORY
The Foundation wants to hear your story. Tell us how you have been personally affected by the Rainbow Flag. SIMPLY FILL OUT THE FORM – we’d love to hear about it.
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LANDMARKING HARVEY MILK PLAZA
Read the Gilbert Baker Foundation Statement on Flags at Harvey Milk Plaza