Dude Who Created Rainbow Homosexual Flag Is DEAD

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NEW YORK — The man responsible for creating the gay rainbow flag has died at the age of 65.

Gilbert Baker is considered to be the symbol of gay rights.

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The cause of his death is unknown at this time.

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Baker served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972. (Thanks for your service.)

He was stationed in San Francisco in the early days of the gay rights movement and continued to live there after his honorable discharge, according to The Blade.

According to Baker’s website, he taught himself to sew and began making banners for gay and anti-war marches, creating the rainbow flag in 1978.

Baker said in a 2008 interview that he knew instantly from the way people reacted to the flag that it was “going to be something. I didn’t know what or how or — but I knew.”

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Baker was part of a circle of San Francisco gay activists that included Harvey Milk, the city supervisor who was assassinated in 1978, and Cleve Jones, who created the Names Project AIDS memorial quilt in the 1980s.

In an interview Saturday, Jones recalled the rainbow flag’s first appearance at the 1978 gay pride parade.

“It was quite amazing to stand there and watch all these thousands of people turn off Market Street into San Francisco Civic Center Plaza and march beneath these giant flags that were flapping in the wind,” Jones said. “People looked up, and faces lit up and, without any explanation, this was now our flag.”

The flag was initially eight colors but it was cut to six due to limited availability of fabrics, Jones said. He said Baker rejected advice to patent the rainbow flag design and never made a penny off it.

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