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Over 50,000 People Attend Oakland Gay Pride



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    Tens of thousands of people gathered in Oakland's Uptown District to celebrate gay pride.

    Over 50,000 people turned out Sunday night for the fourth annual Oakland Pride Celebration.

    The one day event featured musical groups including En Vogue and local performers.  

    Organizers said there is special significance to this year's celebration.

    "You know, this is obviously a historic year, you know, with the repeal of Proposition 8 and the striking down of the DOMA, you know, it's a big year to celebrate," Oakland Pride Board of Directors member Carlos Uribe said. "People are really excited."

    The event took place in the city's Uptown District. It ended at 7 p.m., but there is an after party going until 1 a.m. at 17th and Telegraph.