Come celebrate Oakland's Pride Breakfast with friends, food, and the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
8:00 am-9:30 am
California Nurses Association
2000 Franklin Street, Oakland
This event is FREE for members of the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club. If you are not a member and would like to attend, please become a member. Stonewall is offering a one-time only Oakland Pride membership special for $15. Bring cash or a check to the breakfast, or please join online.
We are pleased to welcome Senator Carole Midgen (Ret.) once again, who will serve as our emcee!
Also, if you don't
If you do not already have plans, please consider marching with Stonewall in the parade. Our line-up Number is 037, and our location meetup location is on 14th Street between Broadway & Clay. Please be there by 10:15 am.
Please join us for a morning celebration before the Oakland Pride Parade, and help us honor local leaders in the movement for LGBTQ equality:
2015 Trailblazer Award - Jovanka Beckles, Richmond City Council
2015 Emerging Youth Leader Award - Rafael Johns, Youth Radio
2015 Community Service Award - Lavender Seniors
2015 Corporate Leader Award - Port of Oakland
We will also we hosting an AUCTION with some AWESOME PRIZES including:
LIVE AUCTION ITEM – Golden State Warriors Luxury Suite with food & drinks for the Nov, 28, 2015 Sacramento Kings game at Oracle. Suite holds 15 people. Tom Guarino, PGE, East Bay Government Relations will be your host. VALUE: $7000, starting bid: $1000
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE -
Thank you to our generous event sponsors:
Letter from Brendalynn Goodall, Club President, on The Supreme Court decision.
Wednesday July 1st, 2015
With the historic decision on marriage equality by The Supreme Court, we have come closer to full equality in the eyes on the law, our loved ones and the communities in which we live, work and thrive.
I am reminded at times like this of our mission as a club:
The Supreme Court decision is a celebratory victory, however, there are many challenges and issues that we need to continue to address. We need to continue to fight for equality in health care services, workplace discrimination by supporting the passage of ENDA, open adoption policies to all LGBT members, transgender issues, racism within and from outside of our communities, and elder and youth issues.
As a community, we need to continue to re-energize and use what we have learned in the fight for marriage equality – and continue to fight for all LGBT rights. A battle has been won but many more are still ahead of us. The road is long, but together and with our non LGBT allies it will be a successful one. Lasting changes take time but we are on our way. With your support, your energy and your passion, we will continue to change hearts and minds and reach full equality.
Brendalynn Goodall, President
East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club has continued concerns about the adequacy of BART service during this coming weekend's SF Pride festivities. Although BART has committed to run extra trains on an on-call basis, they have fallen short of implementing a weekday schedule even though SF pride is one of the Bay Area's largest cultural events and BART’s highest ridership days of the year. To compound matters, both the Giants and A's also play home games on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. And even though there are events on Sunday that begin well before 8 A.M., that's when BART will start operating.
East Bay Stonewall's message to BART has been clear throughout: our community expects adequate BART service on SF Pride weekend.
Please help us hold BART accountable by telling us about your BART experience this weekend. Use #FixBARTPride or e-mail email@example.com.
East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club. P.O. Box 386, Berkeley, CA 94701