Sherri Gray, 75, has written a beautiful song dedicated to the rainbow flag.
Gray said that her work as a therapist had her “walking this painful walk” with so many of her LGBT clients over the past few decades and she wanted to write a song to represent the respect she has for “the courage it takes to hang in there”.
“Equality, respect, diversity … and so many other positive words come to mind whenever I see our flag,” she said.
“And yet …even in deep silence, my heart ‘hears’ the loving message of those six bright colours. I hope your heart will as well.”
Gray said she was committed to working for her LGBT friends “until the day I die”.
“This is my passion now,” she said. “It’s because I believe I hopefully bring in a different voice. I’m really enjoying getting to meet people who live through these struggles.”
The song, simply titled Rainbow Flag, sends a message of hope and pride.
“Fly, Freedom Flag! Fly high above!” she sings. “Sing your song on winds of love. You give us hope, you bring us pride. We do not run, we will not hide!”