Charley Beal

CMG Speaks presents Charley Beal

Charley Beal

Social Activist and President of the Gilbert Baker Foundation

"The Rainbow Flag is the greatest symbol of hope and equality ever created by human hands.” “Fly the Flag that speaks to your soul. There is room in the sky for all of them." - Charley Beal

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About Charley Beal

Charley Beal is a lifelong social activist who attended his first civil rights demonstration in Lansing, Michigan in 1962. He is also an award-winning art director for film and television, working with renowned directors including Mike Nichols, Nora Ephron, Ridley Scott, and Gus Van Sant. His film credits include First Wives Club, In & Out, Milk and . TV credits include Boardwalk Empire, Smash, Gotham, and Power. Charley was also a close friend with Gilbert Baker, the creator of the LGBTQ+, Rainbow Flag. Since Baker’s passing in 2017, Beal has helped to carry on Baker’s legacy through the Gilbert Baker Foundation. That work has included producing several short documentaries as well as numerous exhibits that have been seen in museums and galleries around the world.

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