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 44 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!



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

Robert Peabody III,

Chief Financial Officer

Saldy Suriben

Chief Marketing Officer

Bryan Rodriguez

Chief Community Engagement Officer

Sera Fernando

Chief Diversity Officer

Jeffrey Ridley

Chief Operations Officer