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Mission Statement:

To create safer spaces and advocate for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to thrive through organizing and sponsoring year-round events and programming. 

Vision Statement:

A safe world where every 2SLGBTQIA+ person can thrive and embrace their authentic self.


Silicon Valley Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. It all started back in 1975 as a gay rights rally and evolved into San Jose Pride Festival in 1976. The following year, 1977 San Jose added its first parade to the celebration.


In 2014 San Jose Pride was changed to Silicon Valley Pride to include neighboring cities to encourage unity. It is now the largest Pride celebration of the South Bay and is a family friendly event. That is 49 years of honoring and celebrating our rights to choose whom we love and spend our lives with! The LGBTQ+ movement has been built on the backs of people who have fought hard for equality and progression. We choose to honor those individuals and those whom we’ve lost. It is important, now more than ever, to make our voices heard and to celebrate our diversity! We will not be pushed aside and we will not be erased!

* Mission and Vision Statement was updated as of 4/14/2024


Silicon Valley Pride is lucky to be led by a diverse set of individuals who contribute their time and effort to our cause. 

The Board of Directors and Coordinators are unpaid and contribute their time and energy as volunteers.

We simply ask in return for the continued support of our community.


Nicole Altamirano

Chief Executive Officer

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Robert Peabody III, CPA

Chief Financial Officer


Jerry Mai

Chief Logistics Officer


Saldy Suriben

Chief Marketing Officer


Violet Numoto

Chief Vendor Officer


Bianca Zamora

Chief Community Engagement Officer


Anju Rosintoski

Chief Parade Officer

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