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Etsy Celebrates Gilbert Baker, The Designer Behind the Pride Flag

Jun 22, 2018

by Aaron Rodriguez

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40 years ago, Gilbert Baker designed one of the most recognizable symbols of the LGBTQ+ movement: the Pride flag. The rainbow colors are symbolic of the diverse community the flag represents, and have become synonymous with equality.

Etsy sellers are honoring Baker’s legacy by reimagining his iconic symbol of unity, inclusion, and love. From abstract portraits of Baker himself, to their own interpretations of the rainbow, Etsy sellers are offering exclusive designs in celebration of Pride.

Gilbert Baker peg doll, Gilbert Baker ceramic vase, Gilbert Baker self-inking stamp, Gilbert Baker paper doll, Rainbow watercolor moon, Rainbow stained glass, Rainbow fiber art, Rainbow stacking rings

“The Gilbert Baker Estate is working hard to establish partnerships in with companies like Etsy that honor and protect Gilbert Baker’s legacy as both an artist and an activist. Working with Etsy has been a joyous and enriching experience and we at the Estate appreciate their commitment to the LGBTQ community and the principles Gilbert Baker fought so hard to protect.”

Shoppers can visit etsy.com/pride to shop a curated rainbow of Etsy items – in addition to exclusive items honoring Gilbert Baker – available now.