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TODAY IN GAY HISTORY | Rainbow Flag Makes Its Debut

TODAY IN GAY HISTORY: The iconic symbol for the LGBT community, the rainbow flag made its debut.

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The iconic symbol for the LGBT community made its debut in San Franciso in 1978. It was displayed at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day parade in 1978. It has since gone on to be recognised worldwide as the symbol for LGBT spaces, venues and pride.

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The flag was designed by Gilbert Baker. Since its introduction, it has gone under several design reviews and had colours removed and then re-added.

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