#absolutpride evening with Iconic Rainbow Flag creator Gilbert Baker

 Gilbert Baker the creator of the Iconic Rainbow Flag is in Ireland for ‘An Evening of ABSOLUT Pride’ organised by ABSOLUT Vodka in the National Gallery of Ireland on Wednesday, 22nd June to celebrate Pride 2011.The event is a continuation of ABSOLUT’s collaboration with Gilbert Baker who designed the ABSOLUT Colors bottle in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the rainbow flag in 2008.The Rainbow flag is recognised internationally as a symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.In 1978 Gilbert Baker the Rainbow flag was given its first public outing at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Parade on June 25th of that year. Slowly the flag took hold, and today it is recognised by the International Congress of Flag Makers, is flown in Pride marches worldwide and has become much more than just a flag, it is a symbol of hope and pride for the LGBT Community.

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One thought on “#absolutpride evening with Iconic Rainbow Flag creator Gilbert Baker

  1. Gilbert, I still have fond memories of building Rainbow 25 in Key West with you and I’m so pleased to see you’re in Irland for Gay Pride this year. All my best. Charlie

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