Today is June 1 — recognized as the start of Pride Month for communities across the country. Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta last week declared June 2021 Pride Month for the town. Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon signed a proclamation last summer designating the last week of June as Diné Pride Week. Events celebrating the LGBTQ community were largely cancelled or modified last year amid the pandemic.
Socially distanced and outdoor events are slated for communities including Flagstaff and Window Rock this month.