On Sunday, August 25, 2019, I went to downtown San Jose to join the Sunnyvale Public Library staff to support LGBTQ rights at Silicon Valley Pride. Everyone seemed very enthusiastic and many people told various stories about their participation in past LGBTQ events.
I walked around and saw a lot of cool things. There was a church group with a giant Jesus who was accepting of all people. The San Francisco LGBTQ Freedom Band gave a loud and raucous musical number. And there were many companies, from Twitter to Starbucks to Google who marched.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a contingent of Pete Buttigieg supporters march. I didn’t realize he had that much support. A Bernie supporter went up to me to ask if I could hold a Bernie pride sign. When I told her I support Warren, she gave me an annoyed looked then walked away.
I couldn’t stay for the actual march. I was told to meet at 8:30 a.m. and the march would start at 10 a.m. But at around 11:15 a.m., the march still hadn’t started, so I had to leave to meet with my wife to go to the De Young Museum in San Francisco to meet a friend.