We are happy to host the "Glamour" exhibit by photographer, Tarzanna Hayward. The exhibit will be on display August 12th, through September 10th. "Glamour" is a collection of mostly Oakland and East Bay drag performers, some of them (including Tarzanna) helped to raise much needed money for the center, as a part of the Royal Ducal Council's monthly drag shows from 2917-2018, during our inaugural year.
Tarzana is a dancer, drag king, hairstylist, photographer and vintage enthusiast. An opening reception will be held at the center on Sunday, September 1, at 5pm. The photographer and some of the featured drag models will be in attendance. The exhibition will run through Monday, September 10th. We hope to see you here.
Most pieces will be available for purchase. The photographer can be contacted directly 
@ tarzannadoeshair@hotmail.com or 510-220-5438.

Mon, Aug 12 - Sept 10

The Center is currently featuring the Glamour exhibit, along with our permanent Marriage Equality Quilt exhibit and art pieces created by various Oakland and East Bay based artist.

Aging with Pride

Honoring lgbtq elders

Friday, Sept 6

Join us for our FREE, 2nd annual anniversary & pride event recognizing our elders. We invite LGBTQ elders to an intergenerational group session where young people will learn about the lives of LGBTQ individuals who are 60 and over. The purpose of this activity is to encourage intergenerational communication between LGBTQ people of all ages and to build a bridge of understanding about the challenges, needs, and concerns, of elder LGBTQ people in Oakland. 

This event is FREE from 12pm-4pm. Food will be served. Presented by the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, Pacific Center, and Lavender Seniors.

For questions or to volunteer for this event, please email: joe.hawkins@oaklandlgbtqcenter.org

Friday, Sept, 6

Join us for our FREE, 2nd annual anniversary/pride youth night!

Bring your friends to a fun youth space that includes music, movies, games, open-mic, and food, all in celebration of queer youth here in Oakland! This event is strictly for youth ages 13-18. 
For questions about this activity please email 

To receive a free pass, please email Dawn Edwards at dme73@hotmail.com 

Saturday, Sept, 7

Saturday, Sept, 7

Join us on Oakland LGBTQ Center's 2nd year anniversary and pride weekend for a FREE Afro-Flow & Meditation class, led by our instructor TJ. Saturday, September, 7th 11am-12pm. Come early and prepared to gently move and meditate with pride! 
Please email questions about this activity to: joe.hawkins@oaklandlgbtqcenter.org

Saturday, Sept, 7

Join us for a FREE Sober Saturday Night, at our 2nd anniversary/pride Movie & Game Night! 7pm-11pm (ish). Hang out with our fabulous drag hostess Jelousy, meet new community members, enjoy free movies, play board games and eat pizza and popcorn all night long! This event is strictly for adults18 or over. 

For questions or to volunteer for this event, please email: joe.hawkins@oaklandlgbtqcenter.org


hosted by

Oakland Pride

Sunday, Sept, 8

Join us for a whole lot of excitement and fun at the Bay Area's most diverse and 2nd largest LGBTQ Pride Celebration Oakland Pride!
The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is committed to creating sober alternative spaces for LGBTQ community members in Oakland and made history last year when we hosted Pride's first "Mocktail" (no alcohol) booth! This year, we are adding pride's first Sober Village!
We will have bands, comedy, drag performances and so much more! Thank you Oakland Pride for helping to make sobriety a priority within our city's pride festival!

Volunteer Opportunities:
If you or your group would like to march in the parade with us please contact Jeff Myers @ jeffrey.myers@oaklandlgbtqcenter.org

If you want to be a volunteer "mocktail" (no alcohol) bartender, contact Dawn Edwards @


If you would like to volunteer at our information booth contact Jeff Myers @



To volunteer for the Sober Pride Stage, contact Robbie Brown @ robertolenbrown@gmail.com


3207 Lakeshore Ave.
(Entrance on Rand Ave.)
Oakland, CA 94610




Office Hours: Monday through Friday,
12:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Open Saturdays for group activities. Closed  Sundays (except for special events). For event and meeting details, please see our calendar.

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The Center is wheelchair accessible, ADA compliant and has an elevator.

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