In a change of heart with a twist, the Space Needle’s operators now say they will fly the rainbow flag this Pride — if the community can rally to raise $50,000 for four local non-profits. The details via Facebook:
The Space Needle has issued an exciting new fundraising challenge regarding the Rainbow Flag. If the community can raise $50,000 for 4 local charities, the Space Needle will raise the Rainbow Flag on Sunday of Gay Pride weekend.
Four charities have been selected to be the recipients of the fundraising challenge: Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Scholarship Program, Lambda Legal, It Gets Better for the Trevor Project and Mary’s Place, a homeless shelter for women and children. The $50,000 will be divided equally between the four organizations and the Space Needle will make an inaugural donation of $5,000.
Earlier Monday, CHS reported on one Capitol Hill business’s offer to give away Pride flags to anybody who wanted to fly the colors. Last week, we reported on difficulties encountered trying to arrange for the rainbow flag to fly from the Broadway station construction crane.