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Rainbow Flag designer dies in his sleep

Posted at 1:57 PM, Apr 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-01 16:57:17-04

Gilbert Baker, who designed the Rainbow Flag, passed away inside his Harlem apartment on Thursday.

  • He was approached in 1978 by Harvey Milk to create something that would symbolize the LGBT community.
  • Milk paid $1,000 for Baker's work.
  • A Rainbow Flag will fly at half-staff from the San Francisco Mayor's balcony in memory of Baker.