San José

Diversity and You

6:00 p.m. | Thursday, October 3, 2019

Image courtesy of Silicon Valley Pride

October is LGBTQ+ History Month. Join Silicon Valley Pride and Backyard San Jose for a fabulous panel event inviting audiences to engage in discussion and share ideas for a more healthy and vibrant San Jose. Celebrate our community by meeting LGBTQ+ neighbors and leaders. Learn about pressing LGBTQ+ issues and how to come out as an ally in San Jose and around the world.


+ Maribel Martínez / Executive Director of Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs
+ Adrienne Keel / Director of LGBTQ Programs for Family & Children Services
+ Gabrielle Antolovich / Board President at Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center
+ Sera Fernando / Outreach Director for Microsoft GLEAM ERG

5 p.m.: Network with other urbanists while enjoying beer and wine from local businesses
6 p.m.: The conversation begins, followed by an audience Q&A
8 p.m.: Lights off and doors close — see you at the next one

This program is part of a series of SPUR-presented talks held at Backyard SJ, a new temporary public space created by The We Company in downtown San Jose. To learn more about the programs in the series, please visit their event pages:


Backyard SJ
25 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


Free. Visit to download the Backyard app and RSVP.

Refund Policy

Individual ticket purchases. If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

Sponsorship payments will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.

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