Oakland Pride, forgotten mousy cousin of San Francisco Pride? Maybe a little. But this year's LGBT Pride celebration on the other side of the bridge promises to be worth a BART trip under the Bay. Headlining the queer festivities is none other than Chaka Khan. She feels for you. She thinks she loves you. She's every woman. So, give her some love back this Sunday, Sept. 5.

Also on the bill are Yo-Yo, God-dess and She, Caravanserai, Valerie Troutt, Blair Hansen, Dahrio Wonder and the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus. Also also, according to Oakland Local, there will be parties galore. Well, three of them. OL notes: "In addition to the Pride festivities, three parties will be jumping off: Good Times, Hella Gay and Temptations. Good Times is held at the Den, 1912 Telegraph Ave.; Hella Gay is just down the street, at 1928 Telegraph Ave.; and then there's the fun at 510 17th St. for Temptations."

It all goes down, so to speak, at Uptown Oakland, 19th Street & Franklin Street (Exit 19th Street BART Station); $5.

Visit Oakland Pride for more details.