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The Supremely Endangered Pride Flags

Alderwoman Carrie Evans & That “Thing” About the Rainbow Flag

A segment of one of the original eight-color rainbow flags. Credit: The Art of Gilbert Baker — GLBTHistory.Org

Gilbert Baker’s rainbow-colored flag flew first in 1978’s San Francisco Gay Freedom Day parade. From that day forth, it has aged. So have those who saw their first Pride Flag and thought, “Wow!” To mark the 25th anniversary of Stonewall, Baker created a mile-long version of his now-ubiquitous symbol…

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