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It was in the year 1978 Gilbert Baker designed the first rainbow flag, which was in response to activists for a symbol for the community. Gilbert Baker, then a young a San Francisco artist, designed the flag with eight stripes: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Gilbert Baker then dyed and sewed the material for the first flag himself. Baker then approached a local company to mass-produce the flags he designed & found out that the “hot pink” wasn’t commercially available to purchase. The flag was quickly reduced to seven stripes.
In November 1978, San Francisco’s lesbian, gay & bisexual community was shocked when the city’s first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk, was terribly assassinated. To show the gay community’s strength and solidarity in the aftermath of the tragedy, the Pride Committee decided to use the rainbow flag designed by Baker. It was at this point the indigo stripe was eliminated so that the colours are divided evenly along the parade route – with three colours on one side and three on the other. It wasn’t long until the six colours were incorporated into a six-striped version. The flag has become an international symbol of pride and the diversity amongst the lgbti community. The Rainbow Flag colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple make it one of the most recognised flags displayed around the world.