The Power of Pride | Oakland Pride


Celebrating living life to the fullest and giving hope to those who seek a community of belonging

This year, Oakland Pride and Pridefest Oakland have joined forces to create a partnership of strength and respect
while elevating our unified mission to celebrate and support the cultures and diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) community in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area.
Both of these organizations have cemented their partnership to provide unified support for each other, the LGBTQ+
community, and Oakland at-large so that every marginalized voice can be heard.
Since 2010, we have been an influential coalition dedicated to educating the greater Bay Area and promoting
equality, social justice, civic involvement, and responsibility within Oakland and neighboring communities.
Our organization has a shared vision of providing an equitable platform, safe spaces, and events for the entire
Oakland community. Our events celebrate Oakland’s rich and diverse queer community, support Oakland’s BIPOC
businesses & non-profits, and highlight the resources available to the community through a series of events
throughout the year that lead up to Oakland Pride Weekend – a Festival and Parade
Oakland Pride is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Meet the Team

Attorney Huff

Oakland Pride Board,

George J. Smith, III

Oakland Pride Board,
Vice President

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Joanna Castaño​

Oakland Pride Board,

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Val Klein

Oakland Pride Board Member


Joe Hawkins

Oakland Pride Board


John Eric Henry

Oakland Pride Board Member

Show Your Love is Love is Love

Your donations fuel the power of pride and supports the community beyond Oakland Pride weekend.

Other Ways to Be Part of Pride

Float and Strut in the Parade

Return to the streets and march in the parade to celebrate our lives and our resilient community.

Don’t Just Celebrate, Volunteer

Become one of our hundreds of volunteers who help make these events possible. You’ll meet new friends and discover a sense of community and belonging that is the true spirit of Pride

Set up Your Stand

Local vendors and businesses are the heart of Oakland. Set up your booth and be in the perfect place to let Pride know about you.

Show Your Love is Love is Love

Your donations fuel the power of pride and supports the community beyond Oakland Pride weekend.