"Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color" w/Jay Blotcher & Steve Desroches 6/3/22 @6pm

East End Books Ptown Presents: "Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color" w/Jay Blotcher in Conversation w/Steve Desroches

- Friday June 3rd at 6pm. Help us welcome Jay Blotcher to East End Books Ptown for a waterfront & virtual book event.

Signed copies will be available for those who attend in person and virtually. We recommend you buy the book in advance. Your book & ticket purchases help us continue to hold these exciting book events. Thanks so much!

This is an in-person waterfront & virtual book event. Registration with Eventbrite is required is required. Get Tickets Here:

Zoom Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88589383296            Meeting ID: 885 8938 3296

*The Zoom link can be used by all who register with eventbrite. Click on the Eventbrite link a few minutes before the event begins. You'll be in a virtual waiting room. We'll let you into the event at the start time.

In 1978, Harvey Milk asked Gilbert Baker to create a unifying symbol for the growing gay rights movement, and on June 25 of that year, Baker's Rainbow Flag debuted at San Francisco's Gay Freedom Day Parade. Baker had no idea his creation would become an international emblem of liberation and inclusiveness, forever cementing his pivotal role in helping to define the modern LGBTQ movement. Rainbow Warrior is Baker's passionate personal chronicle, from a repressive childhood in 1950s Kansas, to a harrowing stint in the US Army, and finally his arrival in San Francisco, where he bloomed as both a visual artist and social justice activist. His fascinating story weaves through the early years of the struggle for LGBTQ rights, when he worked closely with Milk, Cleve Jones, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Gilbert Baker often called himself the "Gay Betsy Ross," and readers of his colorful, irreverent, and deeply personal memoir will find it difficult to disagree.

The Provincetown Business Guild will honor the Gilbert Baker Foundation during Pride Week in June.

The town will issue a proclamation designating Friday June 3 Gilbert Baker Foundation  Day.
And PBG are installing an exhibition of Community Pride Flags in the east yard of Town Hall from Friday June 3 through Sunday June 5.
The exhibition, titled “In Their Own Words,” celebrates the Rainbow Flag and the many community flags that have been created since then.

Jay Blotcher 

Blotcher, a veteran LGBT journalist and activist, served as volunteer publicist for the founding chapters of ACT UP and Queer Nation. For three decades, his PR firm, Public Impact Media Consultants, co-founded with Alan Klein, promoted progressive organizations, artists and projects. Blotcher’s nonfiction essays appear in nine anthologies. He is the editor of the Gilbert Baker memoir Rainbow Warrior.

Steve Desroches is a Local historian and journalist. 

Event date: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color By Gilbert Baker, Dustin Lance Black (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Gilbert Baker, Dustin Lance Black (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781641603201
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chicago Review Press - May 4th, 2021

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