Gilbert Baker

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Brendan Fay: ‘I feel a depth of gratitude for the determined LGBT activists here and in Ireland who rose up in dark times and struggled for civil rights.’ Photograph: Ray Hegarty

“Happy Pride!” I’ll be hearing the odd greeting a thousand times. People often ask, why do you go? I tell them I march because I can. I am alive for a(...)

US artist and civil rights activist Gilbert Baker heads the Stockholm Pride Parade carrying a 250-meter long flag in Stockholm, Sweden in 2003 . Photograph: Fredrik Persson/EPA

Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco-based activist and artist best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65, (...)