Seattle's iconic Space Needle tower has hoisted up a rainbow flag for the last two years in honor of LGBT pride … but sadly, it will not be raised during this weekend's gay pride parade.
Although officials in charge of the landmark say they will continue to support gay rights, policy only allows for the American flag to be flown these days. The management explained:
“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.”
We're not quite sure how the organization can support the LGBT community without raising that flag, but at least they're still in favor of equality.
The flag first appeared on top of the building in 2010 during Seattle's pride celebration. It was raised again last year after citizens of the Washington city were challenged by Space Needle officials to raise $50,000 for LGBT charities and succeeded.
Even though we're bummed the building won't be showcasing any pride this year, we're still crossing our fingers that the management has a change of heart.
[Image via AP Images.]