Oakland Pride: September 11, 2016

The Gift of Possibility

When I heard this year’s theme of “Oakland is Pride, Pride is Oakland,” I knew.

I knew that what we hit upon a theme that so many of feel here in The Town. And I knew that the theme hit home with my life story.

I emigrated to the United States with my family from Mexico when I was nine years old. I’m proud to say that I’ve been living in Oakland since then. I stayed focused throughout my time in the Oakland public school system and then proudly graduated from Oakland Unity High School. I received so much support there from teachers and fellow students. It was an opportunity for me to start identifying who I was in this world, and to get comfortable with who I was.

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Mailing Address:
Oakland Pride, Inc.
P.O. Box 23883
Oakland, CA 94623-0883

General Info:
510.545.6251

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exhibitor@oaklandpride.org
510.842-5513

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It is the mission of Oakland Pride to celebrate the cultures and diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community in Oakland and the East Bay. Read more →

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