The San Francisco-based activist and artist began building flags for homosexual the same rights and anti-war demonstrations in the 1970 s, often at the request of Harvey Milk
Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco-based activist and artist best known for creating the rainbow flag representing homosexual rights, has died at the age of 65.
My dearest pal in the world is turn. Clive Baker gave the world the rainbow flag, he gave me forty years of adoration and relationship, Cleve Jones, a longtime pal, said on Twitter.
No details were immediately available on the cause of Bakers death or where he died. According to the biography positioned on his official website, he had been living in New York City.
Jones likewise tweeted a photograph of Baker with President Obama, inviting mourners to meet him under a rainbow flag in the Castro district of San Francisco on Friday evening to remember his friend.