Celebrating Pride Day in Eugene

Celebrating Pride Day in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. - Dozens of people headed to Alton Baker Park on Saturday for the 25th Annual Eugene Pride Day.

The event provides a chance for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to come together as a community.

This year they discussed a variety of new developments in the gay community, such as President Obama's stance on same sex marriage, and the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell".

The event featured live entertainment, food booths, and other vendors.

"What brings us all together is our status as members of a sexual minority," said Tim Matteson, Treasurer for Eugene Pride Day. "By being out in the community like this, it gives us an opportunity to be aware we are here and that we are a large part of the community."

Eugene Pride Day runs through 8 P.M. on Saturday.