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San Francisco vigil honors Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag

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San Francisco’s Castro District was awash in rainbows — even more so than usual — as members of the LGBTQ community gathered to remember Gilbert Baker, an activist known for design the iconic rainbow flag, who died this week.

When We Rise author Cleve Jones, who enjoyed a 40-year friendship with Baker, led the crowd in chants of “Long live Gilbert Baker, We love Gilbert Baker” as mourners marched through the streets with a rainbow flag banner reading “Rise and resist.”

Gilbert Baker Vigil …San Francisco ….18th and Castro

Posted by Nancy McNally on Friday, March 31, 2017

Gilbert was even remembered in storefront windows.

Some took to social media to remember their encounters with Baker.

 

Watch video from the vigil below.

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