“What I liked about the rainbow
is that it fits all of us.
It’s all the colors.
It represents all the genders.
It represents all the races.
It’s the rainbow of humanity.”

– Gilbert Baker

The Gilbert Baker Foundation

Extending the legacy of Gilbert Baker, the creator of the LGBTQ Rainbow Flag. Activist, artist and educator.

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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...

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.

RIP Tom Taylor

RIP Tom Taylor

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.

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performance, protest & Politics- Online Exhibit

The GLBT museum reopens with the original rainbow flag

Rainbow Warrior – Now Available in Paperback

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NEW EPISODE!

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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There are numerous branding opportunities available by working with us. Corporate and grass-roots groups alike are sponsoring special products, projects and events that showcase the Rainbow Flag and celebrate the legacy of Gilbert Baker. We welcome your ideas!

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