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Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies at 65

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Gilbert Baker, the designer of the iconic rainbow flag, has died. In 1978, Baker sewed a multicoloured flag that became the symbol of the LGBT community across the world. Baker, 65, died Thursday in his sleep, said Cleve Jones, an AIDS activist and Baker’s longtime friend. He died in New York City, the medical examiner’s office there said. A vigil in Baker’s memory was planned Friday evening under the rainbow … Read More →