In California Oakland Pride is gearing up for its 5th Year Anniversary Celebration Sunday August 31st. To celebrate the 5th Anniversary Oakland Pride has added its first ever Pride Parade starting at 10:30A on Broadway between 14th & Thomas L. Berkeley (20th street). This year’s festival will be held from 11A to 7P in Oakland’s famous Uptown District, on Franklin Street between 17th & 23rd Street. Oakland Pride is one of the most diverse pride celebrations in the country & is regarded as the most family friendly pride. It’s also the second largest Pride event in Northern California. The theme Oakland Pride 2014 is “Pride is Oakland, Oakland is Pride”, which celebrates the profound pride that Oakland has & its tireless support for the LGBT community in the Bay & across the nation.
Oakland Pride Parade Grand Marshals are Sheila E., Joe Hawkins & Youth Grand Marshal is Lirio Zepeda. Oakland is one of the most diverse Cities in the County according to the 2010 Census & is reported as having the highest concentration of LGBTQ families with children in the previous two years. Oakland’s Pride Celebration is unlike any other in the country with a sizable abundance of children, families & elders in attendance. This year’s family focused programming embraces a diverse community that has resulted in the most positive celebration Oakland Pride has ever seen. HAPPY PRIDE OAKLAND!!
For More Info: oaklandpride.org
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