West Seattleites celebrate Pride: Space Needle flag-raising; parade grand marshals

June 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 2 Comments

As Seattle’s annual Pride celebration crescendoes today, with the downtown parade under way right now, the marriage-equality flag is flying on the Space Needle, and West Seattleites were up there helping make it happen. The first two photos were shared by King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, who’s at center in the top photo, with four other West Seattleites – from left, County Executive Dow Constantine, Anne Levinson, Jane Abbott Lighty, and Pete-e Petersen. Yes, that photo is from atop the Needle – as is this one:

Meantime, as noted in our morning preview, Pete-e and Jane are among the grand marshals of today’s Pride Parade, as is West Seattleite Sarah Toce, who shares this photo of herself with the renowned couple:

Sarah founded the daily online news magazine The Seattle Lesbian just two years ago and has already grown a strong readership that stretches well beyond the city limits.

P.S. If you have photos of West Seattleites in today’s parade, please share! editor@westseattleblog.com or post to the WSB Facebook page and/or the WSB Flickr group – thank you!

ADDED: Thanks to Karen for this photo of OutWest Bar in the parade:

They were one of at least two West Seattle businesses participating, along with Stuffed Cakes, debuting its new truck.

2 Comments

  1. Very cool!

    Comment by West Seattle Since 1979 — 7:32 pm June 30, 2013 #

  2. Pete-e and Jane are national treasures.

    Comment by Kate Wehr — 4:13 pm July 1, 2013 #

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