Oakland Local



Monday, September 1st, 2014

Show & Tell Concept Shop builds community in downtown Oakland

Washington had just repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” as Nichole Payton and Alyah Baker brainstormed names for the retail shop of their dreams. What’s the opposite of “don’t ask, don’t tell?” Payton mused, and so, in November 2011, the Show & Tell Concept Shop was born. “Show & Tell has always been a store that has

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Oakland Pride to celebrate its fifth year with parade

The Oakland Pride Festival returns to Oakland for its fifth year this Sunday, with the city’s first LGBT Pride Parade also added to the event’s festivities. The parade helps celebrate the Festival’s five-year anniversary, according to Oakland...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Long-awaited Spectrum Queer Media screening of Dyke Central and Throw Like a Girl, February 5 (Community Voices)

By Monica Anderson, a.k.a. Kin Folkz In 2011, the very first Dyke Central episode premiered to a sold-out audience at the Grand Lake Theater. Now, finally, we present the eagerly-awaited follow-up screening of episodes two and three,...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Oakland Social: n/a, a North Oakland gallery that defies definition

n/a occupies a nondescript storefront on the corner of West and 43rd Streets, in the primarily residential Oakland neighborhood between the commercial stretches of Temescal and Emeryville. When it comes to non-applicability, n/a starts geographically; it resides...

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

SF Pride: Photos from the Oakland contingent

Pride was a week ago–but we haven’t forgotten! Here’s a boatload of photos from Pride by Howard Dyckoff, with an Oakland flavor:     Find more pictures from the SF Pride Parade HERE.

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Oakland Social: The day love won, in photos

On June 26, while the Castro District’s streets filled with celebrants and dance parties and at least one enormous blow-up penis, Oakland’s celebration at 19th and Telegraph was more reminiscent of a neighborhood block party or backyard...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Oakland Social: Queer contra dance’s balance and swing

I generally try to stay away from making sweeping statements when it comes to what might constitute fun for someone else… but if you haven’t tried your hand at queer contra dance, you’re missing out on one...

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

This Week/End in the YaY! Area thru June 2nd

It is the end of May!  My how time races by in the Bay Area.  We are almost halfway through the year 2013 and so many wonderful things have come and gone, but have no fear there...

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Oakland Pride Responds to Prop. 8 Decision

Proposition 8 was overturned today. A press conference to commemorate this historic decision will be held on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 pm, at the Oakland Pride office, 495 Embarcadero West in Jack London Square. City of Oakland Councilmember...