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LIVE Steam Lakeshore LGBTQ Cultural District 

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center were joined by Oakland city officials at a press event announcing the Lakeshore LGBTQ Cultural District on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023.


  • To provide Oakland’s LGBTQ individuals, families, business owners, allies and the general community, with a historically identifiable LGBTQ+ neighborhood.

  • Create a safe, welcoming, vibrant, and all-inclusive community.


  • To foster a community where every Oakland resident and visitor can feel safe to exist free and proud.

  • To promote local businesses and create spaces for them to thrive.

  • To uplift and preserve the legacy of Oakland's rich LGBTQ history, including the struggle for justice and equity

The Lakeshore LGBTQ District's Mission includes:

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