Google Doodle for today …. “Celebrating the Man Behind the Rainbow Flag … Gilbert Baker …. “!!


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~~June 2, 2017~~ 

THANK YOU, GILBERT

Baker passed away last year at the age of 65.

Today, he would have turned 66.

Google on Friday, June 2,  used its latest Doodle to celebrate American artist and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag that has become a symbol of pride for LGBTQ individuals around the world.

Baker made his way from Kansas to San Francisco with the U.S. Army.

After leaving the military, Baker taught himself to sew and volunteered his skills to make protest banners for the city’s gay community.

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In 1978, influential gay leader Harvey Milk challenged Baker to create a new symbol for activists to rally around. The most widely used icon at the time was the pink triangle, reclaimed from the symbol used during World War II to identify gay prisoners being held in Nazi concentration camps.

While it may have been a potent symbol of common suffering and struggle, Baker wanted to create something more positive and celebratory to bind the growing LGBT movement together.

The first rainbow flag Baker put together with volunteers in the attic of the Gay Community Center included eight differently colored horizontal stripes with their own meaning. After Milk’s assassination later that year, demand for the flag exploded and the limited availability of some fabric meant reducing the number of stripes to today’s six.

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http://time.com/4802639/google-doodle-rainbow-flag-lgbt-lgbtq/

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~~Google Doodle For Today~~

Gilbert Baker

~~Published on Jun 1, 2017~~

June 2, 2017

Gilbert Baker’s 66th Birthday

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IOTD …. Image of the Day …. “Really Special Edition …. Rainbow Master Yoda …. “!!


~~May 4, 2017~~ 

GRAND MASTER OF THE JEDI ORDER

Yoda is a master!

He’s a very old and wise being.

He’s an ally. He’s not afraid because he is accepting and all inclusive of differences.

I had to include him here! 

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“Fear is the path to the dark side.

Fear leads to anger.

Anger leads to hate.

Hate leads to suffering.”

~Yoda~

http://www.yodaquotes.net/

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IOTD …. Image of the Day …. “Special Edition …. “Happy May Day …. May 1, 2017 …. “!!


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~~May 1, 2017~~ 

MAY DAY

~April showers bring May flowers ~
🌺 🌸🌼🌸🌺🌼🌸🌺🌼🌸🌼🌺

May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on May 1.

It is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival.

What is May Day?
Depending on where you are, it’s either a seasonal celebration or a day to celebrate workers’ rights, or maybe a little bit of both.

Think of the latter use as a Labor Day, if you will, for the rest of the world.

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/30/living/may-day-facts-and-times/

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Something to think about …. “Magic is Within …. J.K. Rowling …. “!!


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~~April 18, 2017~~

MAGIC IS WITHIN

“We do not need magic to transform our world.

We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”

~J.K. Rowling~

http://www.goodreads.com

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #635 …. “Pulse Shooting …. Nine Months Ago Today …. “!!


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~~March 12, 2017~~ 

NINE MONTHS TODAY

On June 12, 2016, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States.

~Wikipedia~

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On a day like today, 9 months ago, I woke up to the news.

It came with a deep, gut-wrenching feeling!

49 people dead, many injured, in a gay club relatively near my house, on Latin night.

I could’ve been there.

Some friends could’ve been there too.

Time goes by so fast!!

In Memoriam

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~Orlando City unveils seats honoring 49 Pulse nightclub shooting victims~

Orlando City president Phil Rawlins led a private ceremony unveiling 49 rainbow-colored seats honoring 49 Pulse Nightclub shooting victims.

The seats, which honor the people killed at a popular Orlando gay nightclub on June 12, are in section 12 of the Lions’ new stadium set to open in March at the start of the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-city-lions/on-the-pitch/os-orlando-city-seats-pulse-victims-20170104-story.html

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~Orlando City unveils seats honoring 49 Pulse nightclub shooting victims~

~Published on Jan 5, 2017~

Orlando City president Phil Rawlins led a private ceremony unveiling 49 rainbow-colored seats honoring 49 Pulse Nightclub shooting victims

NINE MONTHS AGO TODAY

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‘When We Rise’ …. “The Epic Mini-Series Premieres February 27, tonight …. on ABC …. “!!


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~~February 27, 2017~~ 

WHEN WE RISE 

Whoever you are, you are not alone

How I wish I’d heard those words as I was coming up in my life.

I lived through this alone.

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, far away from this struggle.

I struggled on my own until I discovered that I wasn’t the only one who was different.

I discovered others like me.

The process was long and prolonged. There was no internet then. The books that were available were few and difficult to come by.

Yet, I totally identify with the struggle.

That’s why we are not standing down now after the advances made since then.

I thank all of those who came before me.

I refuse to go back into the closet.

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~A Love Letter to LGBT Activism~

When We Rise” was written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.

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~Cleve Jones landed in San Francisco too late for the Summer of Love~

Fifty years ago, about 100,000 young people from around the country converged on San Francisco.

They were flower children and hippies, queers and artists, radicals and draft dodgers. A generation of freethinkers looked to the city for change, with resistance, liberation, and free expression unfurling in every corner.

Because of them, the city gave rise to movements in support of the rights of women, African-Americans, gays, farm workers, Native Americans, animals, and even the planet.

Change was everywhere.

ABC’s groundbreaking miniseries When We Rise introduces us to the lives, loves, and struggles of these activists, covering a 40-year span in the long battle for LGBT equality.

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http://www.advocate.com/current-issue/2017/2/27/when-we-rise-love-letter-lgbt-activism

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~~When We Rise Official Trailer~~

~~Published on Jan 10, 2017~~

When We Rise, we rise for justice

This story of family, struggle, and hope comes to ABC February 27, inspired by the stories of real families in the LGBT civil rights movement.

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