Oakland Roots to host Pride Night presented by Modelo at Laney College on September 3rd to coincide with Pride celebrations throughout the month in Oakland. Oakland Roots home games are a community meeting place and Oakland civic pride celebration where people from all walks of life are celebrated and can enjoy the beautiful game of Soccer.
The evening’s events will include a March to the Match starting at the Oakland LGBTQ Comunity Center with Roots Supporters Groups, a pregame Drag Show on East 10th Street hosted by our friends from Imperiales FC, as well as a celebration of Common Goals’ Play Proud campaign. At Half Time, Oakland Roots will be hosting trivia based on Oakland history and LGBTQ+ Rights with Oakland’s own Jeopardy Champion, Amy Schnieder. Proceeds from the trivia will go to the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center.
4:30 PM – March to the Match commences in front of the Oakland LGBTQ Comunity Center (3207 Lakeshore, Oakland, CA)
5:00 PM – March around the lake to Laney
6:00 PM – Drag Show on East 10th Street Block Party
7:00 PM – Kickoff
8:00 PM – Half Time trivia in support of the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center w/ Special Guest Amy Schnieder.
About the Oakland LGBTQ Comunity Center
The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is a multi-ethnic, intergenerational, LGBTQ community multi-service center, one of very few led and founded by African Americans, and the first in the state of California, and is the fiscal sponsor of Pridefest. This year the Center is celebrating their fifth anniversary.