En Vogue (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

En Vogue (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – More than 50,000 people were expected to attend Sunday’s Oakland Pride celebration for the LGBTQ community.

The one-day event under the theme “Oakland is Pride, Pride is Oakland” featured headliners En Vogue, LaToya London and other local performers.

The fourth annual event in the city’s Uptown District blocked off Franklin Street between 18th and 22nd streets.

Despite the Bay Bridge closure, festival organizers encouraged people to take advantage of public transit alternatives including BART’s 24-hour service.

This year’s festival also included a children’s activities area, a community health pavilion for attendees and a wedding pavilion at 21st and Franklin streets, a new addition following the U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act in June.

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