The Pride flag at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) was stolen from the airport’s flagpole on International Boulevard in SeaTac last week, an airport communications manager confirmed Thursday.
“This is an attempt to make LGBTQIA+ folk feel unwelcome in our community, and they are expressions of hate,” said Kate Hudson with SEA. “The Port and our employee resource group, Portwide Pride, are requesting the help of our employees and broader community.”
The airport lists several ways the community can help.
One is to let the Port of Seattle police know if you have any information about the Pride flag theft.
Another is to fly a Pride flag at your own home.
The airport also invites the community to celebrate on June 26, as Portwide Pride will be walking in the Seattle Pride parade.
The airport also noted that Pride flags were stolen in downtown Burien recently, as KIRO 7 reported. They ask anyone with information about those crimes to let Burien police know, or to donate to help replace the stolen Burien flags.
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