OCEC ORGANIZATION wrote -
Formed after the passage of California’s Proposition 8, OCEC decided that our community needed to bring back the pride that this community had been missing for so long. In 2009, OC Pride returned with a picnic in the park; with an attendance of over 500, it unified the LGBT community and gave those who’d been hurt by Proposition 8 a sense of belonging.
In 2010 and 2011, OC Pride was held at Hidden Valley in Irvine (by Verizon Amphitheater); with over 3,000 people, a main stage of amazing entertainers and speakers, a non-stop dance tent, a lively kids’ corner and over 80 booths and vendors, this was a pride festival to be proud of.
In 2012, OC Pride took it to the streets in downtown Santa Ana for another wonderful day of celebration. This change was well received, with over 10,000 members of the LGBT community and supporters coming out to experience the new location while maintaining the qualities that make our event so unique.
OC Pride 2014 was held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in downtown Santa Ana. Our theme this year was “Pride is YOU,” recognizing the diversity of Orange County and its LGBT community.
We have great hopes to grow OC Pride in 2015 and need your help.