When was the original gay flag made? Now an internationally recognized symbol of LGBTQ pride and civil rights, the rainbow flag design was conceived by a group of activists in San Francisco in 1978.
Who made the original LGBT flag? The rainbow flag was created in 1978 by artist, designer, Vietnam War veteran and then-drag performer, Gilbert Baker. He was commissioned to create a flag by another gay icon, politician Harvey Milk, for San Francisco’s annual pride parade.
What is the origin of the gay pride flag? It goes back to 1978, when the artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and a drag queen, designed the first rainbow flag. Baker later revealed that he was urged by Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S., to create a symbol of pride for the gay community.
When did gay pride start using the rainbow?
|Name||LGBT Pride flag|
|Use||Symbol of the LGBT community|
|Design||Striped flag, typically six colors (from top to bottom): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.|
|Designed by||Gilbert Baker|