The Sunnyvale Public Library at the Silicon Valley Pride Parade- August 2019

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.

About angelolopez

I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life. Since I was a child I’ve drawn on any scrap of paper I could get a hold of. When I went to San Jose State University, I became more exposed to the works of the great fine artists and illustrators. My college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. I also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. I graduated with a degree in Illustration. Angelo Lopez has had illustrations published in Tikkun Magazine, the Palo Alto Daily News and Z Magazine. From April 2008 to May 2011, Angelo's cartoons were regularly published in the Tri-City Voice, a weekly newspaper that covers the Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Neward, Sunol and Union City areas in California. He did a political webcomic starring his cartoon character Jasper for the progressive blogsite Everyday Citizen. Since December 2011, Angelo does a regular weekly political cartoon for the Philippine News Today, a Filipino American newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Angelo is a member of the Sunnyvale Art Club, and the Northern California chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. During the 1990s, he was a member of the part-timer workers SEIU unit in the city of Sunnyvale. Angelo won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 and 2018 Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning for newspapers with a circulation under 100,000. He has also won the 2016 RFK Book and Journalism Award for Editorial Cartoons. Angelo won first prize for the Best of the West contest in 2016 and third prize in 2017. Angelo is married to Lisa Reeber. They enjoy taking walks, watching movies and hanging out with their nieces.
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