Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color


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Chicago Review Press
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5.6 X 8.8 X 0.7 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Artist Gilbert Baker created the first Rainbow Flag in 1978, and was a longtime LGBTQ, peace, and AIDS activist. He died in 2017.


"A moving, educative memoir from one of the innovators of the gay liberation movement." --Kirkus Reviews
"With infectious charisma and unadulterated exhilaration, Gilbert Baker intertwines the history of the Rainbow Flag and of the LGBTQ movement with the narration of his own sinuous life. If a sense of urgency and necessity, serendipity, intuition, and talent are the ingredients of great design, this is the autobiography of an accidental design superstar." --Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture & Design, the Museum of Modern Art
"Gilbert Baker paved the way for LGBTQ activists around the world--myself included. As the openly gay and HIV-positive Speaker of the New York City Council, I owe my career and life to people like Gilbert Baker. I am grateful the world will finally get to read his story."--Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council
"Gilbert Baker's grand visions as an artist and activist entertained all who knew him and truly advanced the global LGBTQ movement. In creating the Rainbow Flag, he gave the world an iconic symbol. This powerful memoir is his final gift. He was my friend and ally in the struggle for equality and I loved him very much." --Cleve Jones, activist, author of When We Rise: My Life in the Movement, and creator of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt