|The LGBT Rainbow flag was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978|
Bugs’ interview with Gilbert Baker originally ran in Daily Xtra.
The Rainbow flag is recognized by millions of people around the world as a symbol of gay liberation. But ask Gilbert Baker – the Rainbow flag creator and veteran American gay-rights activist – how he feels about his international phenomenon and he is quite modest.
|Gilbert Baker (Photo via Facebook)|
Which is why when people discover who Baker is, the love he gets is pretty much unconditional.
“I’ve been a grand marshal in New York, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Key West, Vancouver, a lot of cities, and I never get tired of it,” he says. “Each and every time I find it emotional because people exude such love, wave after wave. People love the flag, and as creator of the flag, I get a lot of love.”