Yolo County's Gay Pride Day doesn't discriminate when it comes to orientation: people of all walks of life are welcome! It's a fun-filled day with educational booths, acceptance, love, community, and delicious food.

More importantly, Gay Pride Day commemorates the anniversary of the Davis Civil Rights Ordinance. This ordinance which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was among the first of its kind in the United States. A challenge to the ordinance was overwhelmingly defeated by Davis voters. On this day the gay community and friends celebrate with festivities.

This year, food will be sold by:


Supervisors Helen Thomson and Mariko Yamada present county proclamation to Pride Day organizers Ellen Pontac and Shelly Bailes.

Audience watches the entertainment at the 2004 Pride Day celebration in Central Park.

Sacramento's Taiko Dan drummers are a perennial favorite at the Pride Day celebration.

see also Pride Week