Gilbert Baker, Creator of the Rainbow Flag, Dies at 65

We raise the Rainbow Flag today in honor of Gilbert Baker. According to the the
“Gilbert Baker, a self-described “gay Betsy Ross” who in 1978 hand-dyed and stitched together eight strips of vibrantly colored fabric into a rainbow flag, instantly creating an enduring international symbol of gay pride, was found dead on Friday at his home in New York City. He was 65.”

We had the pleasure of meeting Gilbert Baker at Gay Pride parades and events in San Francisco and Vienna. His love of life and dedication to gay rights and equality for people around the world will continue to be an inspiration to everyone. RIP dear Gilbert.

Watch this wonderful video of Gilbert Baker talking about the significance of the Rainbow Flag and its enduring legacy.

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