Video montage of the “Moving Forward Together” San Jose Pride Festival in August 2011 | Videography by Paul Baker www.paulbakerportfolio.com
San Jose PRIDE and the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center along with members of the LGBT community joined, Mayor Chuck Reed and city officials for the ceremonial raising of the LGBT rainbow flag over City Hall in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6 p.m. Stone Church Reverend Ken Henry gave the invocation and The Silicon Valley Gay Men’s Chior (SVGMC) sang the National Anthem. The City Council announced their support for the Billy DeFrank Center and its services during the ceremony and promised to honor its lease with Billy DeFrank if the current location closes next year. SVGMC also sang the Mighty Mouse theme song during the actual raising of the Rainbow Flag.
A Freedom Can’t Wait rally was held in the City Hall plaza immediately following the flag raising in response to the announcement that the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to reconsider its ruling that Proposition 8 gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. Recognition and special thanks were given to Councilmembers Ash Kalra and Xavier Campos for their support on Marriage Equality. Testimonials for gay marriage were presented by same-sex couples, in English and Spanish.
San Jose PRIDE is on the road this spring and summer, visiting and greeting the community at our own booth. We joined CAPI this year and while we collaborate on our August celebration, some Boardmembers and Volunteers will travel to experience and to expand our network.
President Nathan Svoboda and Jess Hutchins III enjoyed the sun and fun, while representing San Jose.
Tell us what you loved about LB Pride. How was Queen Latifah’s performance? Share the highlights and photos.
We look forward to hearing about your travels. Visit our booth.
2012 San Jose PRIDE Volunteers
WE NEED YOU!
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For Immediate Release
May 7, 2012
From Prom to Roller Skating:
San Jose PRIDE Gay in May Events
By Eydie Mendoza
Gay PRIDE Celebration Committee of San Jose, Inc. (GPCCSJ. Inc.), also known as San Jose PRIDE in collaboration with various venues in the area is offering many events for the community to choose from this May.
Don’t miss the Big Gay Prom on Saturday, May 19 at 10 p.m. until closing at Splash Video Dance Bar. “If you missed yours come to ours,” PRIDE Vice President Roman Fernando invites the LGBT community to experience prom of your dreams. Wear a dress and heels or your converse, the tuxedo with the boutonnière, corsage … just mix it up and make it your special night (This event is 21 and over). There are prizes for the Prettiest Prom Dress and the Tackiest Tux Contests, $10 cover or two-for-one cover with your prom date, enjoy the Spiked Prom Punch drink special, and dance to DJ “Sweetheart” Sue while making this the most memorable night of your life.
“! Ay papi que caliente!” That’s right; get your night shades ready for Memorial Day Weekend, because we have another hot San Jose PRIDE Benefit Party on Sunday, May 27 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., in collaboration with Club Papi Productions at Splash Video Dance Bar. It is always a fiesta with Latin dance music and Go-go boys, not to be forgotten at a Papi Fundraiser. Cover is $7 before 10:30 p.m. and $10 after. DJs IVAN (LA) Elliot Live (SF), with a chance to win LMFAO concert tickets and VIP Meet & Greet with Lucia Mendez at San Francisco Pride.
Dust of your roller skates and get ready to rock, roll, and rex on Rainbow Skate Night at Redwood Roller Rink; located at 1303 Main Street, Redwood City 94063 on Wednesday, May 30 at 8 p.m. with only a $9 cover.
The proceeds for these events benefit San Jose PRIDE Celebration taking place the third weekend in August. For more information on these and future events, visit our web site http://www.sanjosepride.com/index.html, our blog, follow us on Twitter and “Like us” on Facebook.
Hush Cinco de Mayo themed LADIEIS NIGHT fundraiser on Thursday, May 3rd from 10 p.m. until closing. The San Jose Pride events team is EXCITED to offer the FIRST Ladies outreach and fundraising party this year.