Be a part of LGBTQ history in the making.
Help to recreate the original Pride Rainbow Flags.
Help to Document the Stories of LGBTQ History and Pride.
We invite you to help bring a vision to reality:
Recreate the two original rainbow flags which were first designed and raised in 1978 and subsequently vanished from storage at the San Francisco Gay Community Center.
To our knowledge, neither of these flags have ever been reproduced in the same original design and specifications. Leading this historic project is the only living co-creator of the original flags, Lynn “Faerie Argyle Rainbow” Segerblom, who joined together with Gilbert Baker and James McNamara, along with a team of volunteers, to create the flags for the 1978 Gay Freedom Day parade and festival in San Francisco.
50th Anniversary of First PRIDE Parade
To recreate the two flags which are to be carried in the 50th Anniversary LA PRIDE Parade in early June 2020 in Los Angeles, then transported to San Francisco and carried in the San Francisco PRIDE Parade, then raised on the flag poles in UN Plaza where the original flags were first flown. The flags will then be dedicated to the San Francisco LGBT Center, which provided the space in 1978 for the original flags’ creation.
50th Anniversary of Los Angeles LGBT Center
To create replicas of the original two rainbow flags to be dedicated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center for permanent display in the new Anita May Rosenstein campus building, which is to be completed and opened in April/May 2019. Along with the flags will be an educational visual display of historic photos and the history of the making of the original rainbow flags.
50 Years of PRIDE on Video
Create a global online collaborative video program which will educate students and the public about significant LGBTQ history through stories of Pride and the Rainbow Flag, and align with California’s FAIR Education Act which mandates the inclusion of LGBTQ people and events in K-12 history and social science curricula. Middle School through College students around the world will submit short videos about Pride and the Rainbow Flag for the OUR PRIDE Video Fest competition, with selected video entries to be archived in the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Collection.
WHO IS INVOLVED:
Lynn “Faerie Argyle Rainbow” Segerblom, Original Rainbow Flag Co-Creator
Original volunteers from the 1978 flag making team
Rev. Troy Perry, co-founder of the first Pride Parade
Rainbow Advocacy 501(c)3
Global SchoolNet Foundation 501(c)3
Outfest UCLA Legacy Project
HOW WE WILL DO IT:
Founders MCC Los Angeles will provide industrial kitchen and work space.
1. THE FLAGS & DISPLAYS: $12,500
Creation of the first set of flags and permanent display at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and initial funding for the set of flags to be dedicated to the San Francisco LGBT Center.
2. THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: $12,500
Educational program to bring the history of the flag and the LGBT community's civil rights movement to the schools, to include classroom resources & curriculum integrated with the collaborative online video program for middle school through college students.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Preserving Our LGBTQ History and Protecting Our Human Rights
Students and the public will learn about:
VIDEO FEST 2019