More than 2,000 people have signed onto a petition asking Seattle's Space Needle to fly a rainbow flag to celebrate Gay Pride this June.

The Space Needle flew a giant Gay Pride flag for the first time last year.

“[We] are not flying the flag this year,” Space Needle spokeswoman Mary Bacarella said in a statement on Friday.

The organization went on to suggest its nothing personal: “We don't make a habit of flying flags on top of the Space Needle and we make an effort not to fly any flags on a recurring basis.”

Bacarella added that last year's flag has been given to Seattle Out & Proud, which will be marching with it in this year's Gay Pride parade, and added that the Space Needle was working on “a major fundraiser to benefit the LGBT community” in collaboration with Seattle Out & Proud.

“Seattle has the country's 2nd largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community,” the petition reads. “When the Space Needle raised the Pride flag they made the LGBT community feel truly welcome in their home city. Not only did residents celebrate the Pride flag on the needle, but people rejoiced from around the world as news broke about the Space Needle's strong support for LGBT people. The message was clear: Seattle is a welcoming city for all.”

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran photos of 10 previous flags the Space Needle has flown, including one celebrating the release of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.