Gilbert Baker - Creator the Rainbow Flag

Biografi Profil Biodata Gilbert Baker ギルバート ベイカー Biography Biografia Biographie - Creator the Rainbow FlagGilbert Baker ギルバート ベイカー (June 2, 1951 – March 31, 2017) was an American artist and activist who designed the rainbow flag in 1978. Baker's flag became widely associated with a symbol of pride that became ubiquitous in the decades since its debut. California state senator Scott Wiener. The colors on the Rainbow Flag reflect the diversity community. When Baker raised the first rainbow flags at San Francisco Pride (his group raised two flags at the Civic Center) on June 25, 1978, it had eight colors, each with a symbolic have meaning. ギルバート ベイカー

Baker was born on June 2, 1951, in Chanute, Kansas. He grew up in Parsons, Kansas, where his grandmother owned a women's clothing store. His father was a judge and his mother was a teacher. Baker served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972. He was stationed in San Francisco. After his honorable discharge from the military, he taught himself to sew. He used his skill to create banners for anti-war protest marches. It was during this time that he met and became friends with Harvey Milk. He also joined the group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence stating "at first it was glamorous and political, but when the Sisters became more organized, I became a tool of the right wing and raised money for Jerry Falwell", referring to video and images of the group used for right-wing Christian efforts, "so I stopped."

Biografi Profil Biodata Gilbert Baker ギルバート ベイカー Biography Biografia Biographie - Creator the Rainbow FlagBaker first created the Rainbow Flag with a collective in 1978. In 1979, Baker began work at Paramount Flag Company in San Francisco, then located on the southwest corner of Polk Street and Post Street in the Polk Gulch neighborhood. Baker designed displays for Dianne Feinstein, the Premier of China, the presidents of France, Venezuela, and the Philippines, the King of Spain, and many others. He also designed creations for numerous civic events. In 1984, he designed flags for the Democratic National Convention. In 1994, Baker moved to New York City, where he lived for the rest of his life. Here, he continued his creative work and activism. That year he created the world's largest flag (at that time) in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

In 2003, to commemorate the Rainbow Flag’s 25th anniversary, Baker created a Rainbow Flag that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean in Key West. After the commemoration, he sent sections of this flag to more than 100 cities around the world. Due to his creation of the rainbow flag, Baker often used the drag queen name "Busty Ross". Baker died in his sleep on March 31, 2017, as reported by the New York City medical examiner's office, at the age of 65, at his residence in New York City. The office's spokeswoman Julie Bolcer stated in an email that it was determined that the cause of death was hypertensive and cardiovascular disease. Upon Baker's death, California state senator Scott Wiener. In Baker's memory, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with a design team to create ‘Gilbert’, a rainbow font inspired by the Rainbow Flag.

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