PHOTOS: National Coming Out Day Rally Beams With Castro Valley Pride

Supporters of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community made plenty of noise on the corner of Redwood Road and Castro Valley Boulevard Tuesday evening to celebrate National Coming Out Day.

Rainbow clothing, flags and signs filled the corner of Redwood Road and Castro Valley Boulevard on Tuesday evening as dozens of supporters and advocates from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community came out to rally for National Coming Out Day.

Castro Valley Pride, an unofficial LGBT group, that also helped with the , organized the event. Not only did they rally for support of the newly "emerged," they also rallied for acceptance and equality.

"After you come out for the first time, it's a constant process from then on," said Castro Valley resident and gay advocate, Shannon Silva. "Every time you meet someone new, you're coming out."

LGBT advocates and supporters like Bill Bradford said many also had gay marriage and repealing Proposition 8 on their minds and signs in their hands.

"Injustice can only last so long and then it's defeated," he said. "Marriage is a civil right and you we can't and we will not be denied it."

Take a look at some of the photos captured during the rally and hear what was going on in the video attached.

Do you have some photos of your own you'd like to share from the rally? Upload them directly to the gallery by hitting the "Add Photos and Videos" button above. Or you can also email them to analisa.harangozo@patch.com

Billy Bradford October 13, 2011 at 01:18 PM
What a fun and wonderful event! Thanks to Castro Valley for the tremendous support with all the honks and waves as you drove by!
Dana Hopkins October 13, 2011 at 02:35 PM
Thank you Castro Valley! What a joyful event!
Stephanie Harper October 13, 2011 at 03:03 PM
Great photos!
Analisa Harangozo (Editor) October 13, 2011 at 04:46 PM
Thanks for adding those wonderful photos, Dana!


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