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.
- 2' x 3'