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2017-04-01 12:02:06

 

San Francisco vigil honors Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag

San Francisco‘s Castro District was awash in rainbows — even more so than usual — as members of the LGBT community gathered to remember Gilbert Baker, an activist known for design the iconic rainbow flag, who died this week.

When We Rise author Cleve Jones, who enjoyed a 40-year friendship with Baker, led the crowd in chants of “Long live Gilbert Baker, We love Gilbert Baker” as mourners marched through the streets with a rainbow flag banner reading “Rise and resist.”

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Gilbert was even remembered in storefront windows.

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Some took to social media to remember their encounters with Baker.

 

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