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September 10, 2023

Pridefest Oakland was born in 2021 after the faltering of the existent Oakland Pride. Out of love for Oakland’s LGBTQ/Queer Community, a half dozen of Oakland’s BIPOC business & nonprofit leaders have come together to re-envision Oakland’s LGBTQ pride celebration. Join us as we come together to celebrate the diversity and beauty that is held within Oakland.

PrideFest Oakland takes place on 20th Street & Broadway.

What Does Pridefest Oakland 2022 Support?

The queer community in Oakland has been starkly underrepresented including a severe underfunding of KEY organizations providing critical services to the Queer LGBTQIA+ community. Oakland Pridefest is seeking to help remedy these issues by supporting:

  • Equity and Visibility: We strive to provide opportunities to highlight local small queer and POC businesses that are traditionally not given opportunities to participate in large-scale events.  We also seek to provide performance spaces to local POC/Queer artists that traditionally perform in underground spaces/face a lack of visibility in alignment with our vision of uplifting queer voices.
  • Fundraising:  In conjunction with our fiscal sponsor, The Oakland LGBT Center, Oakland Pridefest will help distribute funds across local non-profit agencies when possible in an effort to help them continue their mission to provide critical services to the LGBTQIA community that are severely underfunded.  We are committed to the expansion of resources for Queer and POC communities and to efforts centered around health equity.