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No gay pride flag for the Space NeedleJune 21, 2012 @ 3:58 am (Updated: 5:52 am - 6/21/12 )
Now, we have the answer to the question of whether the Space Needle will fly a rainbow flag this weekend in honor of Seattle's gay pride weekend activities.
This statement was in my email from The Space Needle:
"As we don't raise any flag but the American flag on a regular basis, there are no plans to raise the Rainbow Flag again this year. We will continue to support equal rights and actively foster these causes as we have in the past."
The Space Needle flew a gay pride flag for the first time in 2010. A petition and fundraising effort convinced them to do it again in 2011.
The Space Needle, a symbol of Seattle though owned by a private company, initially said it would not fly the rainbow flag last year. The company changed its mind after $50,000 was raised to benefit charities that work with the LGBT community, and the flag waved during Seattle's 2011 Gay Pride Parade.
The 2012 parade is this weekend.
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