Community compass and conscience, Gilbert Baker (1951–2017), was an artist, designer and lifelong activist for LGBTQ equality, best known as the man who created the rainbow flag for the 1978 Gay Freedom Day celebration in San Francisco. The flag is now an internationally recognized symbol of LGBTQ pride.
In 1994, he moved to New York City, where he spent the rest of his life. He remained active as an artist, with his work commemorating gay victims of the Nazi regime recently displayed in San Francisco.
This song by Sherri Gray is a gentle tribute to the significance of the RAINBOW FLAG: