At its most basic, it’s just a piece of cloth. A nice poly-blend, perhaps, or a hank of nylon in a fade-resistant color. There are holes in one end to fasten to a pole or rope, but it’s otherwise just a piece of cloth. Yet, people have died for it and, as in the new book “Rainbow Warrior” by Gilbert Baker, that flag could be the fabric of revolution.
Gay activist Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag, died on March 31 at his home. He was 65. And, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has announced that its 2017 People of African Descent, Friends and Advocates Conference, “Grounded in Love,” will be held from Aug. 3-5 at the Crowne Plaza, 200 N. 4th St., in St. Louis, Mo.