Happy Gay Pride PHILADELPHIA!!!!
Gilbert Baker, an openly gay activist born in 1951, grew up in Parsons, Kansas, and went on to serve in the US army for about two years in 1970. After an honorable discharge, Gilbert taught himself to sew. In 1974, Baker met Harvey Milk, an influential gay leader, who three years later challenged Baker to come up with a symbol of pride for the gay community. The original gay pride flag flew in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. It has also been suggested that Baker may have been inspired by Judy Garlands singing "Over the Rainbow" and the Stonewall riots that happened a few days after Garland's death . One has to admit,it is certainly one of the flags to put one in a good mood,right, with those bright , cheery colors? Since I couldn't be in town for the festivities.....I am sending my own version for Gay Pride Tidings to all my Tinkerbelles and to my brothers and sisters everywhere!!!
I can get bad like that!!!!
After some rain this week, the ominous skies opened up to let in some sun in New Hope........
Not one, but TWO rainbows. Right over the area. What more could we ask from the goddess during Pride Month?