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History of the Pride Flag

The pride flag has become the symbol of the LGBTQ+ community.

Its origin dates back to 1978, when the artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and a drag queen, designed the first rainbow flag.

Baker later revealed that he was urged by Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S., to create a symbol of pride for the gay community.

The designs differ, but many of the colours are based on the seven spectral colours of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet that compose the visible light spectrum.

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