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Shot of the Day: Seattle's First Married Lesbians Hoist Equality Flag Over Space Needle

Shot of the Day: Seattle's First Married Lesbians Hoist Equality Flag Over Space Needle

Jane Abbot Lighty, 77, and Pete-e Peterson, 85, were together for more than 30 years before they officially became King County's first legally married lesbians in December of last year.

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Jane Abbot Lighty, 77, and Pete-e Peterson, 85, were together for more than 30 years before they officially became King County's first same-sex couple to recieve a marriage license in December of last year. 

And on Sunday, the couple were among several gay and lesbian couples to help hoist a blue and pink equality flag above the Space Needle. 

Seattle Gay News photographer Nate Gowdy was on the Needle's balcony to document the occasion, which marks just the third time an LGBT pride flag has flown from the skyline-defining landmark. 

Take a look at the gorgeous photo below, with Lighty on the left, and Peterson on the right:

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Sunnivie Brydum

<p>Sunnivie is an award-winning journalist and the managing editor at&nbsp;<em>The Advocate</em>. A proud spouse and puppy-parent, Sunnivie strives to queer up the world of reporting while covering the politics of equality daily.</p>

<p>Sunnivie is an award-winning journalist and the managing editor at&nbsp;<em>The Advocate</em>. A proud spouse and puppy-parent, Sunnivie strives to queer up the world of reporting while covering the politics of equality daily.</p>