Gilbert Baker

Gilbert Baker (Artist), born on June 2, 1951 in Chanute, Kansas, U.S.. Gilbert Baker's age 65 years (At death) & Zodiac Sign Gemini, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Gilbert Baker?

Gilbert Baker Bio

  • Birth Name:Gilbert Baker
  • First Name: Gilbert
  • Last Name: Baker
  • Age: 65 years (At death)
  • Died: March 31, 2017 (aged 65) in New York City, U.S.
  • Birth Date: June 2, 1951
  • Birth Place: Chanute, Kansas, U.S.
  • Country: United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Feet/Shoe Size: 10.5 (US), 44.5 (EU), 10 (UK & AUS)
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Gilbert Baker Height

    5 Feet 10 Inches (177.8 cm/1.77 m)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)5 Feet 10 Inches
    Height (in Centimeters)177.8 cm
    Height (in Meters)1.77 m
    Weight (in Kilograms)83 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)182.98 lbs

    Gilbert Baker Body Measurements

    Gilbert Baker's full body measurements are 43 inches (109.22 cm) - 14.5 inches (36.83 cm) - 34 inches (86.36 cm).

    Body Measurements
    Measurements43-34-14.5 inches/ 109.22-86.36-36.83 cm
    Chest Size43 inches (109.22 cm)
    Biceps Size14.5 inches (36.83 cm)
    Waist Size (Male)34 inches (86.36 cm)

    Gilbert Baker FAQs

    What did Gilbert Baker do?

    World-famous political activist, designer and flag-maker Gilbert Baker (1951-2017) created the Rainbow Flag in 1978. Over the next four decades, his creation would become embraced across the world as the universal symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement.

    Why is Gilbert Baker important?

    A former U.S. military officer stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco, Gilbert Baker joined the San Francisco Gay Liberation Movement after his discharge. Baker went on to design and create the first Rainbow Pride Flag for San Francisco Gay Freedom Day.

    How did the rainbow flag become an LGBT symbol?

    It goes back to 1978, when the artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and a drag queen, designed the first rainbow flag. Baker later revealed that he was urged by Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S., to create a symbol of pride for the gay community.

    Why did Gilbert Baker make the pride flag?

    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.

    Gilbert Baker was born on June 2, 1951 in Chanute, Kansas, U.S. His father was a judge and his mother was a teacher.

    He served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972. He was stationed as a medic in San Francisco at the beginning of the gay rights movement, and lived there as an openly gay man. After his honorable discharge from the military, he worked on the first marijuana legalization initiative California Proposition 19 (1972), and was taught to sew by his fellow activist Mary Dunn.

    He first created the Rainbow Flag with a collective in 1978, He refused to trademark it, seeing it as a symbol that was for the LGBT community. 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. 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.

    In 1994 Baker was commissioned to design a mile long (30 feet wide) rainbow flag utilizing the basic six colors to be carried by 10,000 people in a New York City parade in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. In 2003, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the flag itself, Baker again created a giant rainbow pride flag. This time, the mile-and-a-quarter-long flag that stretched sea to sea from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean in Key West employed the original eight colors. Following both occasions, Guinness World Record’s recognized them as the world’s largest flags to date and the giant flags were cut up and disseminated to over a hundred cities worldwide.

    He died at home in his sleep on March 31, 2017 at age 65, in New York City. The New York City medical examiner’s office determined cause of death was hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. He ranked in the list of most popular American artist.

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