Gilbert Baker has been written about before in this blog. He certainly made a difference in this world. Back in April when he passed away, not only did I write about him, but his passing was reported on the tv network newscasts. The rainbow flag that he created gives hope to people all around the world!
Gilbert probably would have chuckled at the birthday remembrance he received a few days ago from Google. The Google Doodle honoring him that they released, was colorful and clever.
More tributes are to come. Tomorrow night, June 8th there will be a Celebration of Life from 7pm to 8:30 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, with a reception to follow. The other coast, where Gilbert spent his last years, takes over next week, with a Gilbert Baker Memorial Rally and March on Christopher Street at Stonewall in New York City. That will be on Wednesday, June 14th from 6 to 9pm. The Mayor of Key West, Florida has proclaimed the next day, June 15th to be Gilbert Baker Day in Key West.
It was a joy for me to work with Gilbert Baker a number of years ago, and I will always be grateful for this man who really gave back and made a difference. With every waving rainbow flag, take a moment, and think of Gilbert.