Update: Boooo! Joe says “The Space Needle has officially said they will not fly the flag, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to change their minds. Keep sharing Josh’s petition. http://chn.ge/kvck5E”
Last year Seattle Gay News interviewed Space Needle president and CEO Ron Sevart and posted this quote. I wonder what part of this statement is no longer true in 2011.
“It’s a big deal for some of our team members,” Sevart said. “Such a big deal that when we told some of them, it was very emotional.”
“We’re as diverse inside the Space Needle as what is outside the Space Needle,” he added.
“The Pride event takes place on the Seattle Center campus,” Sevart said. “I think that being able to look up at the Space Needle and see that flag up there – I think it’s going to be a very proud moment for a lot of people.”
H/T Joe Mirabella.
Remember these amazing pictures from 2010 when the rainbow flag flew proudly over Seattle’s Space Needle during Pride week? According to Seattle’s Josh Castle “the Space Needle has not announced plans to raise the Pride flag for Seattle 2011 Pride”. He’s created a Change.org petition inviting all to “Please join me in thanking the Space Needle for raising the flag in 2010, and ask them to raise the Pride flag again in 2011.”
|Photo credits: Aaron Last, Dan Cox and James Whitely|