Gilbert Baker, an artist and activist credited with creating the LGBT community's iconic rainbow flag, died Thursday night in his sleep at his home in New York City. He was 65.
Baker, who taught himself how to sew after leaving the Army, had the idea to create the first rainbow flag as a symbol to unite San Francisco's LGBT community; other rejected symbols included a pink triangle and
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