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    Oakland Pride Week: September 6–13, 2020

    Held annually since its relaunch in 2008, Oakland Pride was conducted for 2020 in compliance with health guidelines addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic. The free virtual celebration took place during the week of September 6 to 13 and was a great success. As the organization reported, “In a few short years #OaklandPride has become one of the largest pride celebrations in the world. That speaks to how much love, pride, and power there is in the East Bay’s LGBTQ+ community.”

    The organization in August made news by unveiling a history-making logo redesigned to incorporate colors representing trans, Black, Brown, and Indigenous people along with the traditional colors of the original rainbow flag created by Gilbert Baker in 1978.

    A line of Pride products featuring the new logo was introduced and is now available. Among the items offered are a baseball cap, t-shirt, tote bag, buttons, and drawstring bag. Visit:

    The virtual Pride celebration officially began with a Drag Festival held on Sunday, September 9. Subsequent segments over the week featured a recap from the 2019 Oakland Pride Parade, poetry readings, singers, live music, DJ sets, and a special burlesque show. Check out these and more at:

    Published on September 24, 2020