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Book Launch | Rainbow Warrior: The Memoirs of Gilbert Baker

  • San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)


San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco



The late San Francisco artist and activist Gilbert Baker created the iconic and globally adopted rainbow flag as a symbol of the LGBTQ community in 1978. Baker’s life and work will be explored, illuminated and celebrated in this unique event organized for the release of his posthumous memoir, Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color (Chicago Review Press, 2019). Cosponsored by the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center at the San Francisco Public Library, the program will feature a short film about Baker’s life, selected readings from the memoir and a panel discussion with social justice activists. The evening will begin with a reception.


Tony Bravo


Tom Taylor

Matt Foreman

Kenneth Bunch (aka Sister Vicious Power Hungry Bitch, or Sister Vish)

Jeff Sheehy

Image credit: photo of Gilbert Baker by Mark Maxwell; used with permission.