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About Bryan Rodriguez, CRO

Tenure:

Been with Silicon Valley Pride: three years. 

Board member: two years. 

Why I Volunteer:

I volunteer because I don’t want this celebration of LGBTQ+ identity, culture and history in the South Bay to end.  The LGBTQ+ community welcomed me when I came here from my small hometown, and I felt it was time for me to give back.  I volunteered for the first time at the 2016 festival, and then I decided to join the board as the Volunteer Coordinator in 2017.  I am able to live out and proud because of the work people before me accomplished, and I choose to honor their work by volunteering for Silicon Valley Pride.  

 

About Me:

I am from a small city on the Central Coast.  I came to San Jose to finish my college degree, and I never left. My husband, my friends, and much of my chosen family live here.  This is my hometown now, and this is my community.  I like cooking, entertaining, wine, smart yet ridiculous comedies, and reading Fantasy/Science Fiction.  Oh, and, I love Zumba & UJam (secretly, I wish I were a better dancer).  

 

Ask Me About:

Ask me about wine, Zumba, RuPauls Drag Race, Chewing Gum, or volunteering.  For me, making a commitment to volunteer was scary at first, but, it was more rewarding than I imagined.  We need the help of our community to make this Pride a success.  Take the plunge!  Volunteer.  

 

My Hopes:

I hope that this Pride festival will grow in attendance and be able to offer wider range of entertainment.  I also hope that it will still continue to feel like a Pride festival which represents the community and is supported by the community.  I hope that you will get involved.  

Reach Out to Me:

bryan.rodriguez@svpride.com