I chose to do this flag today because it cannot be denied that this is a historic day (this was originally written for Facebook on June 26, 2015 when the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right nation-wide), regardless of one’s opinion on the matter. Now, on to the FUN FLAG FACTS!
Commonly known as the Gay Pride Flag, it was created by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978 for the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. It is believed that the Baker drew inspiration from the Flag of Races, a similarly horizontal-striped flag used during the Hippie movement and featured red, black, brown, yellow, and white stripes to represent different nationalities. Baker reportedly chose rainbow colors after hearing Judy Garland’s rendition of “Over the Rainbow”.