Oakland Pride Celebrates Five Years

Published Date Author: , August 7th, 2014

Special Gay History Tour at Oakland Museum September 28thOakland – the East Bay’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) Pride festival is celebrating its fifth year Sunday, Aug. 31, and expanding the festival with a Pride parade down Broadway. Spring boarding off of 2013’s success where more than 30,000 people attended, Oakland Pride is happy to announce the largest celebration yet. The newly created parade will be added to the list of official Oakland Pride events which includes the Oakland Pride Creative Arts & Film festival, the all day festival at 20th and Broadway, the Official Oakland Pride Block Party at 21st and Franklin to name a few.

“We’re so excited to announce that Oakland’s own Sheila E will be performing at Oakland Pride this year.” said Amber Todd, chair of Oakland Pride’s Board “Sheila E is a world class performer and Oakland Pride is proud to welcome the Grammy-nominated artist with hits like “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre” in addition to her hit with Prince, “Erotic City”.”

Oakland Pride, a non-profit organization, has worked for the last five years to celebrate the cultures and diversity of the LGBTQ community in Oakland and the East Bay. Oakland Pride is dedicated to educating the greater community, promote equality, civic involvement and responsibility within Oakland and neighboring communities.

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