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Gilbert Baker Dead - Creator of Iconic Rainbow Flag Dies at 65

Gilbert Baker Dead - Creator of Iconic Rainbow Flag Dies at 65

Gilbert Baker‬, who created the rainbow flag that became an iconic symbol of the LGBT rights movement, has sadly passed away.

The 65-year-old gay rights activist died on Thursday (March 30), according to his friend, activist and author Cleve Jones.

“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,Cleve wrote on his Facebook page.

Gilbert originally created the flag after being tasked by friend Harvey Milk to make banners for gay and antiwar street protests.

His first flag flew on June 25, 1978 during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

Our thoughts are with Gilbert‘s friends and family during this difficult time.

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  • Juan Cocco

    65 wow i can’t believe the gay fight was not that long ago I’m only 21 feels like it was hundreds of years ago.. so sad rip

  • persononhere

    so this is the guy whole stole the rainbow

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