Gilbert Baker

  • Hundreds gathered in San Francisco's Castro District on Friday night, March 31, only a few hours after news broke that Gilbert Baker had died at age 65. The Castro was the neighborhood where, in 1978, Baker created the iconic Rainbow Flag, now the worldwide symbol for LGBT equality and pride. Baker meant for the flag's colors to represent the diversity of LGBT people.

  • You may not know Gilbert Baker’s name, but you definitely know his creations. In 1978, Baker sewed together eight pieces of vibrant colors to create the iconic rainbow flag—an enduring symbol of gay pride.

  • (WB) Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Rainbow Flag, which has become internationally recognized as the symbol of the modern LGBT rights movement, died on Friday, March 31 of natural causes at his home in New York City. He was 65.