OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- More than 80 contingents marched down Broadway in celebration of the 2023 Oakland Pride Parade. Participants represented a wide array of community leaders and service groups, businesses, sponsors, allies, children and pets!
Did you the miss the Oakland Pride Parade? Or do you want to relive the excitement you saw in person? Good news! You can watch full parade that aired exclusively on ABC7 in the video player above.
ABC7 is proud to have partnered with Oakland Pride as the official broadcast sponsor for the Oakland Pride Parade.
"We are thrilled to partner with ABC7 to increase LGBTQ+ visibility and access to the Oakland Pride Parade and Celebration," Oakland Pride Board President Attorney Michel Huff said in a statement. "The parade celebrates and represents Oakland's rich and diverse queer community and our allies. And the live coverage on ABC7's streaming platform allows us to reach more people than ever before."
Tom Cibrowski, ABC7 President and General Manager said in a statement, "The team at ABC7 is excited about our new partnership, and it is our pleasure to stream Oakland Pride live for our entire Bay Area audience for the first time. We are always proud to celebrate all of our diverse communities and look forward to showcasing the parade on the livestream on Channel 7."
You can find out more information on Oakland Pride here.
When and where did it take place?
The Oakland Pride Parade and Celebration took place on Sept. 9 and 10. The parade was free to the public and started at 11 a.m. at 14th & Broadway. It ends at 21st & Broadway. Parade contingents represented a wide array of community leaders and service groups, businesses, sponsors and allies.
The parade was followed with the Celebration starting at 12 p.m. in Uptown Oakland (20th & Broadway). The festival featured three stages of live entertainment (Main Stage, Latin Stage and Community Stage) starring Deborah Cox, Diana Reyes, Kevin Aviance, Regina Voce and more.
Oakland Pride Parade Grand Marshals
- Congresswoman Barbara Lee
- Johanna Holden, Development Director at the Oakland LGBTQ Center
- Attorney Huff, President of Oakland Pride
- Lavender Seniors
Grammy nominated artist Deborah Cox is headlining. Other performers include Kevin Aviance, Ada Vox, Kidd Ken, Saturn Risin9 and Vincint.
The festival started at noon in Uptown Oakland. People were advised to enter at 20th and Broadway.
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