Designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978 for the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day celebration, the pride flag is a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community. Since then, the pride flag has been a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community worldwide.
In 1999 former President Bill Clinton decreed June as Pride Month to celebrate the LGBT community. Other countries are now recognizing June as Pride Month. It is a major celebration in the United States, with towns and cities having pride parades and events.
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