San Francisco will pay tribute to the Pride Flag creator

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Gilbert Baker, who designed the most internationally known symbol for the gay culture, the rainbow coloured flag, 25 years ago, heads the Stockholm Pride Parade carrying a 250-metre long flag in Stockholm, 02 August 2003. The Stockholm Pride Parade is the highlight of the one week long yearly Stockholm Pride Festival. (Photo credit should read FREDRIK PERSSON/AFP/Getty Images)

An event is taking place this week in San Francisco to remember the late inventor of the Pride flag Gilbert Baker who passed away in March aged 65. A friend, Cleve Jones, also a civil rights activist, made an announcement of his friend’s death via Twitter. And now the festive event in memory of Baker were announced i n San Francisco.The celebration of Baker’s life will take place in the Castro on Thursday from 7pm until 10pm.
The event is free and organisers asks those wishing to attend to register on Eventbrite. It is open to attendees of all ages. Baker created banners and flags for marches, as well as protests, and created the rainbow banner which was carried by Harvey Milk in San Francisco in the 1970s.

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