Renee Gross, KBBI News

Last week, Mayor Bryan Zak declared pride month in Homer. Three city council members did not show up to the proclomation, saying that even though they don’t have anything against the LGBTQ community, they find the reconition to be divisive.

Some in Homer are applauding that decision, but others wish all council members showed up and supported the proclomation. 

Sayora Van Reed lives in Homer but she was at band camp in Anchorage when her mom called her to tell her about Mayor Zak recognizing Pride Month.

Renee Gross, KBBI News

Updated: 5:31 p.m. 

The Homer City Council’s regular meeting was canceled Monday afternoon after three council members refused to attend over a mayoral proclamation. The proclamation celebrated the LGBTQ community in Homer and declared June as “Homer Pride Month.”

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic

Identifying as gay or lesbian or anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum can be a struggle for those who are trying to find out who they are, but for teens making their way through middle and high school, exploring their sexual and gender identity can be especially hard. But one program is giving teens in Homer a space to talk about what it’s like being an LGBTQ teen in rural Alaska.