ABC-7NY Profile on Gilbert

ABC-7NY Profile on Gilbert

Sam Champion profiles Gilbert Baker and documents the recent discovery of the original rainbow flag and its return to San Francisco.

Asexual

Asexual

Designed in 2010 as part of a contest to represent people who lack sexual attraction to all genders.
Trans

Trans

Created by Monica Helms in 1999, the Trans Flag represents those who are transitioning, intersex, or have an undefined gender.
Lesbian

Lesbian

Derived from the flag created by Emily Gwen in 2018, this most-recent Lesbian Flag represents a female-identified person who is attracted to other female-identified people.
Intersex

Intersex

Created by Morgan Carpenter in 2013, the Intersex Flag represents people with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit traditional definitions of male or female.
Non-Binary

Non-Binary

Created by Kyle Rowan in 2014, the Non-Binary Flag represents people whose gender identity don’t fit within the male/female binary. 
Pansexual

Pansexual

This flag was created around 2010 to differentiate between pansexuality and bisexuality. It represents the attraction to people regardless of sex or gender identity.  
Gender Fluid

Gender Fluid

Created in 2013, the Gender Fluid Flag represents people who do not have a fixed gender identity and/or expression. Genderfluid people may also be nonbinary, multigender, or gender-nonconforming.
More Colors

More Colors

Created by the city of Philadelphia in 2017, the added black and brown stripes are meant to represent inclusion of people of color

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