Pride

Renee Gross, KBBI News

Homer is hosting its second annual pride walk this weekend. The walk will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which helped launch an LGBTQ rights movement. 

In light of the upcoming event, KBBI invited two Homer residents, Mary Jo Cambridge and Falcom Greear, to interview each other about pride. 

 

Renee Gross, KBBI News

Homer’s first pride parade took place Saturday. Nearly 300 people marched from Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith and Love Park to the Grace Ridge Brewing Company to celebrate Homer’s LGBTQ community.

WKFL park was filled with rainbow flags, bubbles and signs saying, “Love is Worth Fighting For” and “Queer and Still Here.”

It’s Falcom Greear’s first pride parade, and he says it’s amazing.

I'm homosexual and I love everyone in this community,” he said. “I never knew how many people really cared about pride.”

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.”