By Gilbert Baker

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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 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.

Gilbert Baker News

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...

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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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The View Celebrates Gilbert Baker

Nike Celebrates Gilbert Baker

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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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