In 1977, Harvey Milk challenged Gilbert Baker (a veteran who taught himself to sew) to come up with a symbol of pride for the gay community. His response? The original Pride flag. Inspired by Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow," these colors flew at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade celebration on June 25, 1978. Though the current iteration is comprised of 6 colors, 8 were present in Baker's original design.
In June 2018, designer Daniel Quasar released a redesign incorporating elements from both the Philly Rainbow Pride flag and the Trans Pride flag to bring focus on inclusion and progress within the community. While retaining the common six-stripe rainbow design as a base, the "Progress" variation adds a chevron along the hoist that features black, brown, light blue, pink, and white stripes to bring those communities (marginalized people of color, trans individuals, and those living with HIV/AIDS and those who have been lost) to the forefront. The arrow points to the right to show forward movement, while being along the left edge shows that progress still needs to be made.
- 3' x 5'