Gilbert Baker

Jun 2, 1951 – Mar 31, 2017 (Age 65)


Gilbert Baker, a gay rights activist and creator of the iconic rainbow flag, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at his home in New York City, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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They say that everybody dies twice. The first time is when you pass away, but the next is when your name is said for the last time. Mr. Baker may not be physically here anymore, but due to his dedication, and amazing compassion for others, this wonderful man has a long, long life ahead of him. May you Rest In Peace, sir.

I was thinking of you yesterday, and Felt so Honored to See and Be A Part of So many Rainbow Flags!! Now I know why! Thank you!

Thank You Mr. Baker for all the heart and soul you gave to the LGBT community. You gave us the colors of the rainbow to be united under. Not a day will go by that your hard work will be forgotten and you will live on in our hearts. You are my hero and you can Rest In Peace knowing you left a mark, a light, a legacy, that will live on long after we are all gone from this world. Thank You! May those that feel the loss of your presents now not forget you are always with us in spirit.

My Deepest condolences to Gilbert's family. Thank you for sharing him with the world. His Flag is known all over the world. He really loved his family he would often speak of his mom and the grandnephew who visited last year.Iknow that this grand-nephew loved trains. He always talked about you guys. I visited him a few days before he passed to chat and drop off a Easter card. I let him know I was going out of town. He seemed a little under the weather so I thought he would be o.k. I am his...

Gilbert was one of America finest human beings I had the pleasure of accompanying him when he was interviewed on Fox5 N.Y. C. News Station . He was a very special friend who helped me tru some very hard times. I will never forget the special fun moments we shared and the laughter. He will forever be in my heart may he rest in peace. I was out of town during his passing and I had just seen him a few day before he died. Eventhough he was not feeling well at that visit I was thinking he would...

As you mourn the death of your loved ones, may our Heavenly Father touch your lives in a way that soothe your heart, and bring you peace. He has said I am your comforter,and I myself shall keep comforting you people. Isaiah 51:12 Condolences to you all.

Gilbert and I were neighbors, here in Wichita, and were classmates in junior high and our first year of high school. When he moved to Goddard and I moved to Arizona it was 50 years later, that when I googled his name, I found out about his celebrity status. I certainly admire him for his accomplishments...and to think that I walked to school with him. I want to express my sympathy for Mrs. Baker and Ardonna. He was a great friend and I will cherish the memories that I have of him.

My condolences to the family may you endure this difficult time of much sorrow.
Phillipians 4:6,7