Oakland, CA –After a two-day swing through the Inland Empire as part of his year-long campaign road trip, California gubernatorial candidate John Chiang will travel to the Bay Area on Sunday, September 10, to celebrate Oakland Pride, an annual LGBTQ community celebration in East Bay.
Chiang will kick off his morning at the Oakland Pride breakfast hosted by the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club, an organization founded in 1982 to promote the interests of and encourage civic engagement by the LGBT community.
Later in the afternoon he will participate in the parade at the 43rd Annual Solano Avenue Stroll, the largest street festival in the East Bay.
After the parade, Chiang will join the South County Democratic Club as a keynote speaker and will end his day speaking at Oakland Pride.
“Pride has come to mean freedom for many brave and resilient individuals in our communities. Together we rise up, despite the recent setbacks, again as a collective force for a more just world,” Chiang said. “In spite of the policy decisions occurring at federal level, here in California we continue the work of the LGBTQ civil rights movement and ensure dignity for all regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation.”
Chiang will continue his year-long road trip through California at the end of the month with multiple Northern California stops starting in Marin County.
Since kicking off his year-long road trip on June 6, Chiang has made stops in Boyle Heights, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Orange County, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Fresno, Bakersfield, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Silicon Valley, Long Beach, Fresno, Riverside and San Bernardino.