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Gilbert Baker creator of the Gay Flag Dies

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It has been announced that Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Gay Rainbow Flag died in his sleep at the age of 65. Baker designed the flag in 1978 for San Francisco's Gay Freedom Day. It subsequently became adopted around the world as the LGBT symbol.

Personally I always regretted the loss of the old Lambada symbol and flag that was in use prior to 1978 but understand that there were copyright issues with its use in the States and that is what led to the creation of a specific flag for the Gay Freedom Day.


As I am writing this I can look out of my window and see the Rainbow flag in the window of the commune that is across the road from me. I hope Baker's creation keeps flying for a long long time and someday in every nation on earth.

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