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Guest Opinion: Discovering 50 years of queer history in Silicon Valley

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To visitors of all ages, sexualities, and identities, the one comment I hear the most when I'm a docent at the new South Bay queer museum exhibit is, "I didn't know any of this." Each time I hear that, it fills my heart knowing they had the opportunity to learn.

As an LGBTQ activist and elected official in the San Jose area for almost 40 years, I was concerned that much of the queer history in Silicon Valley could easily be forgotten.

My vision was to curate an exhibit showcasing our vibrant suburban community, separate from the Castro in San Francisco and Greenwich Village in New York City.

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