Monday, June 28, 2010

Flying Proud



Photo ©2010 Jim Simandl. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media without express permission.
Seattle celebrated gay pride yesterday with a big parade and festival beginning downtown at Westlake Center and concluding at Seattle Center. Seattle's pride parade had its beginnings in 1974 in Pioneer Square, and in the 1980s the celebration moved to Broadway and through the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Since 2006 the parade has taken place downtown with an after festival at Seattle Center. This weekend for the first time ever Seattle's Space Needle flew the colors celebrating LGBT Pride Month in Seattle. Over 40 community leaders from city counsel and state legislature members to members in Seattle's LGBT community went 605 feet up to take part in the flag raising atop the Space Needle. I have only twice before asked friends to post their photos on SDP. Sunday is a work day for me so I've asked a guest photographer, my Flickr friend Jim Simandl, to share his beautiful image with you. Thanks so much Jim!

4 comments:

brattcat said...

Excellent image.

Halcyon said...

I like it that the city supports the gay community strongly enough to hang a rainbow flag on their main attraction. Nice!

Steffe said...

The tradition in Stockholm during this event is for high ranking politicians, football player and journalists to give the opening speech.

Virginia said...

Bravo Seattle!! Take a bow!! Most of us can't boast the progressiveness of your fine city. Maybe one day we'll all be as open and as accepting as Seattle and the state of Washington.
V