Pat Baker, Hero
I had the honor of working alongside Pat Baker in the past few months. MERI put out a statement that I wanted to share as well as some other articles about her passing.
Marriage Equality Rhode Island Board Chair Martha Holt issued the following statement Monday:
“Rhode Island has lost a great champion for civil rights and we have all lost a dear friend. Pat Baker personiﬁed courage and demonstrated remarkable strength in her lifetime. Her gentle, determined voice became synonymous with the equality movement, and she demonstrated to all that love truly does make a family.
While she never sought to be hero, Pat most certainly was, and we will miss her terribly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends, especially her wife, Deborah.“
Also, Bob Plain wrote an excellent blog post.
Here’s the post in the Projo http://newsblog.projo.com/2011/08/gay-rights-advocate-diesready.html