Gilbert and his good friends ¬ñ the tie-dye wizard Faerie Argyle, the sewing expert James, and the experienced activist Cleve ¬ñ gather a band of volunteers at the Gay Community Center on Grove Street to make it happen. They dye and prepare the fabric, sew the stripes together, add the finishing touches, and then unfurl it at the parade to the delight of the crowd.
Today the Rainbow Flag is a familiar sight, at the Pride Parade and around the world. But it is not only a universal symbol; it is also a brilliant object of design that is part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, in New York. This story, based on true events, follows the birth of the idea and the collaborative creation of the flag and, above all, demonstrates the strength and ingenuity possible when a group of people ¬ñ friends, community, neighbours and family ¬ñ take a stand for civil rights and l-o-v-e.