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Celebrating the creator of the Pride flag

"What I liked about the rainbow is that it fits all of us. It’s all the colors. It represents all the genders. It represents all the races. It’s the rainbow of humanity," said Gilbert Baker

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Gilbert Baker may not be a household name, but you will certainly recognize his work. In 1978, Baker was asked by San Francisco activist and politician Harvey Milk to create a new symbol for the gay rights movement, and the rainbow Pride flag was born.

Now, his friends are working toward getting their hometown to honor the artist. City leaders will vote in July on installing a plaque in Gilbert’s honor.