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Pride 2014

pride7Two articles from the Bay Area Reporter cover Oakland’s Pride celebration this past weekend. The first dives into the “leather dust-up” this year that saw San Francisco leather groups told to back off for the sake of making the celebration “G-rated.” Apologies were issued and the parade marched on (kicked off my Tykes on Trikes – how cute is that??). The second article tells the disconcerting story of Richmond City Councilwoman and Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian, who has received numerous disparaging remarks at city council meetings by members of the public and some of her fellow council members. She received a standing ovation at the Oakland Pride Breakfast hosted by Mayor Jean Quan among others.

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