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Assemblymember Alex Lee Recognizes Pride Month Honorees

In celebration of Pride Month, Assemblymember Alex Lee honored 6 leaders and organizations for their advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. The honorees were recognized on June 2 at the Assembly District 24 Pride Month Celebration at SoFA Market, which was co-hosted by Ohlone Community College District Board Trustee Lance Kwan. 

Jenna Daugherty 

Jenna Daugherty is a volunteer for Fremont for Everyone who brings her lived experience as a trans woman to advocate for people experiencing housing insecurity. Raised in a fundamentalist Christian household, she has the vision to bridge the gap between the trans and Christian community. 

Sera Fernando

Sera Fernando is the Manager for the County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs. The office was established in January 2016 and was the first county-level office of its kind. Sera provides leadership and support for the well-being of LGBTQ community members in Santa Clara County.  

Josh Selo

Josh Selo is the Chief Executive Officer of Bill Wilson Center, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending intergenerational homelessness and poverty through housing, counseling, education, and advocacy. Josh is passionate about issues related to housing, homelessness, food insecurity and income inequality, and works tirelessly to advance causes that matter to him most. 

Saldy Suriben

Saldy Suriben is the Chief Marketing Officer for Silicon Valley Pride, where he helps organize community events including monthly drag brunches, drag queen storytime, pride concerts, educational panels, rallies and many more events to serve the LGBTQ+ community. Saldy is also the Senior Management Analyst for the County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs. 

BAYMEC Community Foundation 

BAYMEC Community Foundation (BCF) has the mission of creating a more equal future for the LGBTQ+ community in Silicon Valley and neighboring regions. BCF’s main project of recording and sharing the local LGBTQ+ history has been ongoing over the past several years and continues to this day. The project’s work has included an exhibit at History San Jose, the documentary film “Queer Silicon Valley” that aired on Bay Area PBS stations, and oral histories of community leaders. 

Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley

Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley works to create a vibrant LGBTQ+ business community. It organizes networking mixers, training webinars, fundraising activities and more. With over 100 members today, the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley has continued to grow and develop to serve the needs of its membership.