Unfortunately, I have never met Mr. Baker but after watching his interviews, it feels like I knew him. As a young gay man, I raise the Pride Flag to express myself and that is why I appreciate Baker’s artistry and activism.
For me, he is more than just “the man who designed the Pride Flag”, he is an icon and a legend. He created one beautiful symbol and encouraged diversity, solidarity, and love. His creation defines LGBTQ rights, activism, and pride. Knowing the flag that was used before 1978, Baker came with something that redefined what it means to be homosexual – He instilled pride and confidence in the LGBTQ community with his outstanding artistry and activism.
I will never get a chance to meet him but I got the chance to witness his legacy and impact. I will always love and appreciate him.