Tag Archives: Gilbert Baker

LGBT Activists Display “Hidden Flag” At World Cup

From the Hidden Flag website: When Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag in 1978, he did so to create a symbol and an icon for the LGTB community. A symbol, recognisable across the world, that people could use to express their pride. Unfortunately, 40 years later, there are still countries in which homosexuality is persecuted, sometimes even by jail sentences, …

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Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Gilbert Baker

Today would be Gilbert Baker’s 66th birthday and Google celebrates with an animated doodle. They write: Today’s doodle is a little more colorful thanks to Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and freedom for the LGBTQA+ community. Teaching himself to sew, Baker put his skills to work for the San Francisco gay community, making banners …

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NEW YORK CITY: Tribute March And Rally For Late Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Set For June 14th

Via press release: Friends and family of the late Gilbert Baker will hold an activist march and rally against LGBT oppression in memory of the world-renowned artist who created The Rainbow Flag, the international symbol of LGBT pride and liberation. Baker, a lifelong LGBT and social justice activist, died suddenly March 31 in his Manhattan home. He was 65. The …

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New Font Honors Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker

Via press release: On March 31, 2017, Gilbert Baker the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag sadly passed away. Mr. Baker was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Ogilvy & Mather’s design team and created …

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Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Dies At Age 65

Cleve Jones breaks the news on his Facebook page: “I am heartbroken. My dearest friend in the world is gone. Gilbert gave the world the Rainbow Flag; he gave me forty years of love and friendship. I can’t stop crying. I love you forever Gilbert Baker.” No cause of death has yet been disclosed. Gilbert suffered a stroke about five …

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Make Your Own Rainbow White House Ornament

Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker has sent us the pattern for a do-it-yourself rainbow White House ornament. Click on this link and print out the pattern. You can throw Mr. Baker a buck or two via his PayPal account.

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NYC: MoMA Adds Gilbert Baker’s Rainbow Flag To Their Permanent Collection

Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker tips us that the MoMA has added one of his flags to their permanent collection. From their letter to him: On behalf of the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, I am excited to formally announce that your work, the Rainbow Flag, has been acquired into the collection of The …

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The Rainbow Flag: A Photo History

Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker made the below clip from his extensive photo archive. The images are somewhat in reverse chronological order. How many of these moments do you remember?

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Radio Free Europe Interviews Rainbow Flag Creator And Activist Gilbert Baker

Radio Free Europe has posted a great chat with rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker, who these days is a major force with Queer Nation here in New York City. The clip takes you inside Baker’s Harlem apartment and you even get a look at his sewing machines. He’s a JMG reader! (Tipped by JMG reader Ken)

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NEW YORK CITY: Queer Nation Protests Russian Investment Event

Photos by Scott Wooledge. That’s activist Ken Kidd in the bottom photo. Queer Nation is posting more photos and Vine clips on their Twitter account, where you’ll see other noted activists such as Gilbert Baker, Bill Dobbs, and Ann Northrop.

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At Montreal Pride 2013

Montreal Pride was this weekend with rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker as Grand Marshal. The host of this clip is Bugs Burnett, who is sometimes referred to as Montreal’s version of Michael Musto.

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Gilbert Baker: Don’t Wave The Rainbow Flag To Cover Up Russian Atrocities

Via press release from Queer Nation: Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Rainbow Flag and a member of Queer Nation made the following statement to New York Times columnist Frank Bruni: “Olympic flag waving gave a stamp of approval to Nazi atrocities in 1936. Please don’t use the Rainbow Flag to cover up Russian atrocities in 2014. The Rainbow Flag …

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The Rainbow Flag Turns 35

It was 35 years ago today that Gilbert Baker’s rainbow flag made its debut at San Francisco Pride. Since then it has become the ubiquitous global symbol of LGBT pride, solidarity, and freedom.  Below is the photo I took of Gilbert at this week’s ACT UP reunion event here in New York City.  I’m proud to call him a friend. 

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Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Honored At San Francisco Pride

The song is by JMG reader Sean Chapin.

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Gilbert Baker’s Take On Yesterday

Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker showed Times Square what he thinks of staging a reality show episode around a critical LGBT rights issue. Click over to Wayne Anderson at World Of Wonder for more photos from today’s protest in NYC. Andy Humm at Gay City News has the story.

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Gilbert Baker: “Where’s The ANGER?”

At last night’s Maine response rally in NYC’s Union Square, rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker said to me, “Where’s the ANGER? Where are the pitchforks?” as he surveyed the glum crowd. I told him his opinion reflected much of what you folks here were saying yesterday. From the bullhorn came the usual speechifying to the usual audience of activist regulars. …

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At The Anti-Gay Evangelicals Rally

Even though I knew that today’s AIDS Walk in Central Park would severely diminish our numbers, I’ll confess that I’m disappointed in today’s turnout to oppose Sen. Ruben Diaz’ anti-gay rally outside Gov. Paterson’s office. The haters bused in thousands (many out of state plates on those buses) and one cop told me the mayor’s office had estimated the crowd …

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NYC: Protest At Iraq Mission Over Murders Of Gay Men In Iraq

Led by activist Brendan Fay, today a small group of LGBT activists protested in front of NYC’s Iraq Mission over the recent spate of gay men murdered in Iraq. What would have been a relatively low-key demonstration turned somewhat ugly due to the NYPD, who at first refused to allow activists to stand on the public sidewalk in front of …

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False Arrests Protest At
Mayor Bloomberg’s House

Today a group of LGBT rights and sexual freedom activists gathered just down the block from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Upper East Side mansion to protest the false arrests of gay men in NYC’s adult bookshops. Robert Pinter, a victim of this campaign, gave interviews to a number of local and national newsmedia outlets as two dozen gay men marched with …

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Pride 2008 Photo Recap

I finally found my memory stick from Pride 2008, so here’s a quick photo recap of the day. Our gang gathered at the corner of Christopher & Gay, as always, and while the intermittent rainstorms drenched the crowd and the marchers, each crack of thunder only brought a joyous roar from attendees and nobody seemed to flee. Below are the …

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