Strangers, family, friends, dogs, neighbors & random tourist all stopped to paint, drink champagne in the street and celebrate the cross that symbolizes love in the neighborhood.Plot twist: we added our own lock to the chained cross and superglued both key holes.In an interview Saturday, Jones recalled the rainbow flag's first appearance at the 1978 gay pride parade.
"People looked up and faces lit up and, without any explanation, this was now our flag." The flag was initially eight colors, but it was cut to six because of the limited availability of fabrics, Jones said.
He said Baker rejected advice to patent the rainbow flag design and never made a penny off it. Baker moved to New York in 1994 and created a milelong rainbow flag for the gay pride parade, which that year commemorated the 25th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising.
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That’s like, “F#ck you, this is who I am,” and you can wake up every day and be whoever you want to be. Q: How about Boy George – what was his influence on you? If you ain’t tried it, you don’t get to tell me what you are. There’s a lot of evil going around right now when we were finally at a place where people were ready to love.
A: I remember staring at my TV, thinking, “Is it a beautiful woman or a beautiful man? Q: But I know a guy – several of them, in fact – who insists he’s only into women. Now people are just ready to point fingers, judge and blame. I’m still going through the process of citizenship in this country – if it goes through, because I don’t know how things are going to change.Q: You recently wore a hat emblazoned with the words “I Am Gay.” Were you being literal? I cried over the backlash of the Donald Trump thing with my speech, because if you read my whole speech, you’d get what I was saying, but they put that one sentence in there and I was like, “You d! But what I’ve learned right now, because everything is so confusing and every single day threats are made and until you fully understand what’s going on, it’s like, keep your opinion to yourself.Story goes like this: 9 days ago an enormous cross showed up chained and locked to my apt gate.All gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer men are invited, for a night of speed dating.Guests will participate in a classic seated dating event, with the opportunity to meet several new people in an intimate and romantic setting!(AP) Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag that has become a widely recognized symbol of gay rights has died. Baker was found dead Friday at his New York City home. According to Baker's website, he taught himself to sew and began making banners for gay and anti-war marches, creating the rainbow flag in 1978.