RAISE THE RAINBOW!
On March 31, 2017 Gilbert Baker passed away unexpectedly leaving the LGBT Community that he loved and fought most of his life in shock and grieving for the man who gave crated its most icon symbol of unity, The Rainbow Pride Flag.
Ever since, those wishing to pay tribute and express their gratitude have been waiting to hear about the official plans for his memorial celebration. Those plans have just been announced and will include celebrations on both coasts during Gay Pride Month. According to Towleroad.com,
“Charley Beal, event co-organizer and a longtime friend of Baker, said: “Gilbert Baker belonged to all of us, and his sudden passing has been a shocking loss to millions across the world.
“There is no better way to honor his work and his memory than to hold this march and protest, to fight the LGBT oppression of Donald Trump’s administration. We must continue Gilbert’s work, because the struggle for LGBTQ liberation is not over.”
A first celebration of Gilbert Baker in San Francisco, the site of the creation of the Rainbow Flag in 1978, is planned for June 8, at 7:00pm at the Castro Theatre.
The second celebration will take place on June 14th (Flag Day) at 6:00pm in front of Stonewall Inn with a rally and continue as a march to Hudson River Park.