A long time ago in a world that was far less gay, Gilbert Baker created something very special with $1,000 and 1,000 yards of fabric.
On June 25th, 1978, he created arguably the most enduring symbol of pride and unity for the LGBT Community.
Our friends at NBCOut caught up with Baker, and he shared the story.
Check out the video below.
Thank you Gilbert Baker for giving us such an enduring symbol of unity for our community.
Never liked this flag. Looks like someone who’s a cake decorator designed it. And if I recall nobody asked my opinion about it…or anyone else’s. It just appeared one day made from whole cloth (literally).
@TampaBayTed: You’re right. Nobody asked your opinion. What have you done for charity lately Ted? Have you done anything to help your fellow man? How about to help anyone who may be suffering as a gay, lesbian, bisexual? Help any suicidal kids lately….yea, that’s what I thought. It appeared one day from cloth and extinguished the “pink triangle” from Nazi Germany days–gave gays and lesbians something to rally around. Good night Ted. Live with your legacy. Gilbert Baker has something to be proud of…and you? An internet troll…
Kudos to Gilbert Baker for creating a symbol that represents our LGBT fight for equality.
Good job on an iconic flag, G!
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