Yesterday officials from the Greater Seattle Business Association joined state and city officials to make history, hoisting the rainbow flag high atop Seattle's landmark Space Needle for the first time ever. The flag will stand as a beacon of the city's support of the LGBT community throughout the Gay Pride Celebration.
As I sit on the patio of my boyfriend's 15th floor downtown apartment which looks west with a bird's eye view of the city and the Needle, a tremendous sense of pride in our progressive city overcomes me. Welcome to all who have come to our city to celebrate with us. We stand together!
Photo courtesy of Seattle Gay News photographer James Whitley