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Read more unknown and curious design origin stories here . The rainbow flag, which has become a universal symbol of hope for LGBTQ people around the world, first flew in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza for Gay Pride Day, on June 25, 1978. It had eight colors -- two more than today's version -- and was designed by Gilbert Baker, an openly gay artist and activist. He had been commissioned to design a symbol for the LGBTQ community by his friend Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California. Rainbow flag maker was inspired by Bible, U.S. flag. Three lines and a circle: A brief history of the peace symbol. Baker drew inspiration from the US national flag, which had celeb... Full story

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