David Jablonski

The Story of the Rainbow Flag

“Soon after, Gilbert was dancing at the Cow Palace with Cleve Jones and, amidst the swirl of colored lights, he was overwhelmed with the diversity of people out dancing and came up with the idea of the rainbow flag. I believe there was LSD involved.”

There are few places more joyful than a pride parade. Its symbol, the rainbow flag, was created by Gilbert Baker, whose story you can read on 99U.

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