Gilbert Baker, Creator Of Rainbow Flag, Passes Away At 65

Baker, an Army veteran, is responsible for the enduring symbol of the LGBTQ community.

Gilbert Baker

Gilbert Baker, the civil rights activist who created the rainbow flag, has died at age 65.

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Baker first designed the flag nearly 40 years ago for San Francisco Pride in 1978.

Cleve Jones shared the news on Facebook.

R.I.P Gilbert Baker and thank you for your tireless contribution to the LGBTQ community and we will always think of you when the rainbow flag waving freely in the wind.

Photo by Facebook/Cleve Jones