The Original Pride flag has a new home at a museum in San Francisco!

Artist and activist Gilbert Baker created the Pride flag back in 1978 for the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade of 1978.

Originally, there were supposed to be a total of 8 colors on the flag but the pink and turquoise stripes that were supposed to be on it were eliminated from making it onto the flag because they were too expensive.

Executive director of the GLBT Historical Society, Terry Beswick describes what the flag means to him and many others,

“given people a vision of what it could mean to be an inclusive society that doesn’t oppress us, that doesn’t force us down in dark corners, and allows us to be colorful and free and fabulous.”

This flag has gone through a 43-year old journey and is now available to be seen at the GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco!


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