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News Briefs: Pridefest Oakland details festival plans

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Pridefest Oakland organizers have released new information about their planned September 11 street festival, which replaces the previous event held by the Oakland Pride organization.As the Bay Area Reporter previously reported, several LGBTQ leaders in the East Bay announced in February they would hold a festival in light of Oakland Pride's implosion last year.

A parade, however, is not planned for this year.Sean Sullivan, Pridefest board member and co-owner of the LGBTQ Port bar in Oakland, said that organizers have been lining up sponsors and finalizing other details.With a goal of keeping queer Oaklanders in the heart of the city, Pridefest will take place at 20th Street/Thomas L.

Berkley Way from Broadway to Harrison Street and encompass parts of Snow Park and 19th Street, a news release stated. It is a different location than that of previous Oakland Pride festivals but mostly in the same general area.

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