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Rainbow warrior : my life in color

Call Number

  • 921 B1676 (CEN)

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Publication Information

Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2019]

Physical Description

xiv, 232 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


"The never-published memoir of the visual artist and social justice activist who created the Rainbow Flag, which became an international emblem of the modern LGBTQ+ movement"--


  • A bolt of lightning
  • Dreaming of a life over the rainbow
  • I am not a homosexual
  • A door opens
  • Stitching a rainbow
  • Victory and backlash
  • Raining on my parade
  • Life at the Clown Hotel
  • The birth of Sister Chanel 2001
  • Bobbi took off his socks
  • Working for the enemy
  • Stoning the Pope
  • Rock bottom and rebel rebirth
  • Pink Jesus and the holy war
  • Spreading my wings
  • Dorothy goes to Gotham
  • Defending the rainbow
  • Russians, bobbins, flashbulbs, and tears
  • The winter of my discontent
  • Clash of the divas
  • An affair to remember, a night to forget
  • Last shift at the Sequin Mine
  • A bump in the road
  • The chiffon rebellion
  • A day in court, a night at the Stonewall
  • A magician, a mile of scarf, and a pair of scissors
  • The hatchet is buried
  • Invisible, with liberty and justice for all
  • Epilogue: Gilbert Baker's later years / by Charley Beal.

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