Gilbert Baker, Creator of the Rainbow Flag, International Symbol of LGBTQ Pride, Has Died at 65

Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag, has died at 65.

Baker created the flag for the 1978 Pride festival in San Francisco

Activist Cleve Jones posted the sad news to Facebook, writing: “I am heartbroken. My dearest friend in the world is gone. Gilbert gave the world the Rainbow Flag; he gave me forty years of love and friendship. I can’t stop crying. I love you forever Gilbert Baker.”

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Our thoughts go out to Baker’s family and friends.

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