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Gilbert Baker

Meet LGBT History Month icon Gilbert Baker

Gilbert Baker was an American artist and LGBT activist best known for creating the rainbow flag. The flag provided a defining symbol for the LGBT civil rights movement and is considered the first and most widely recognized gay symbol today.

VIDEO: Going purple - Hollywood, media observe "Spirit Day"

Started as an idea by a teenager in Canada last year, "Spirit Day" has taken off as an international movement with high-profile individuals, media, and organizations joining in the call to wear purple on Oct. 20 in support of LGBT youth.