San Francisco's LGBT community celebrates Gilbert Baker, who created the rainbow flag

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Members of the San Francisco LGBTQ community will celebrate the life of Gilbert Baker, the artist and visionary who created the international symbol of gay pride in 1978, at the Castro Theater on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (KGO-TV )

A celebration of the life of the late artist and gay pride activist Gilbert Baker will be held in the Castro neighborhood. Baker died last month at the age of 65.

Baker designed the iconic rainbow flag in 1978, which has now become the international symbol of gay pride.

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The event will take place at the Castro Theatre on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Admission is free, but organizers are asking that all guest register for tickets through their Eventbrite.

The event is open to people of all ages. Click here to make a donation to Diversity San Francisco.

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