Save the Rainbow Flag at Harvey Milk Plaza

Save the Rainbow Flag at Harvey Milk Plaza

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The Rainbow Flag has flown proudly since 1997 at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco. But some community people want to pull down this iconic symbol of LGBTQ+ liberation. We can’t let this happen!

Please support our campaign to landmark the world-famous Rainbow Flag Art Installation!

Why this matters: Gilbert Baker (1951-2017), creator of the original Rainbow Flag, envisioned a giant Rainbow Flag at Harvey Milk Plaza on the corner of Castro and Market streets in San Francisco to welcome LGBTQ+ people from all over the world. He painstakingly worked on every detail of this art installation and lobbied community activists and politicians. Baker’s vision became a reality on November 8, 1997, the 20th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s election. A magnificent 30 x 20-foot Rainbow Flag was raised on a 70-foot flagpole as a beacon of hope. A commemorative bronze plaque at its base honors Baker.

Unfortunately, a small group of activists from the Castro Cultural District stand against the Rainbow Flag installation. They want to reclassify this treasured installation as a local community flagpole so they may fly other LGBTQ+ community flags.

We at the Gilbert Baker Foundation support all LGBTQ+ community flags. But this flagpole is not the place to fly them. We have urged community leaders and politicians to find room in the area for another flagpole to display community flags. But five members of the Cultural District Board have refused to compromise.

We ask the greater community for your help to save this historic icon -- the sole surviving art installation in the world by Gilbert Baker.

Please sign and share  this petition and demand that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors make this global beacon an official landmark. Time is running out!

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