Gilbert Baker Google doodle celebrates LGBT-rights activists & creator of the iconic rainbow flag

Today’s Google doodle celebrates Gilbert Baker on what would have been the LGBT-rights activist’s 66th birthday.

In 1978, Baker assembled a group of 30 people at San Francisco’s Gay Community Center to hand-dye and sew together more than 1,000 yards of cotton to create a rainbow flag that would be used for protests and marches. For nearly 40 years now, Baker’s creation has evolved into a symbol of pride and freedom for the global LGBTQA+ community.

Google says Baker wanted to create something beautiful.

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