“The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.” http://www.oaklandpride.org/
The San Francisco Pride Parade was a special event in 2015. The parade coincided with the Supreme Court ruling that it is legal for all Americans have the right to marry no matter their gender or sexual orientation. In terms of history, SF Pride commemorates the June 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
Here is San Francisco the SF Pride event is a civic event in which corporations, community groups, and individuals join together to demonstrate solidarity and inclusion of rights of all citizens.
Oakland will be celebrating their 6th Annual Oakland Pride & Festival on Sunday 09/13/2015. Their mission is to celebrate the cultures and diversities of the LGBTQ community in the East Bay. For more information on Oakland Pride you can visit their website http://www.oaklandpride.org/
Did You Know?
In the 1978 San Francisco Pride Parade, the first rainbow flag made its debut. The flag was designed by artist Gilbert Baker, the original was hand-dyed and consisted of eight symbolic colors: Hot Pink (sexuality), Red (life), Orange (healing), Yellow (sunlight), Green (nature), Turquoise (magic, art), Blue (serenity/harmony) and violet (spirit).