Cleve Jones

It would be impossible to envision a film about the life of Harvey Milk that didn’t include Cleve Jones. A Milk protégé and a key worker in the politician’s successful 1977 campaign for the San Francisco board of supervisors, Jones conceived the AIDS Memorial Quilt at a candlelight memorial for Harvey Milk in 1985. More than two decades later, it has become the largest community arts project in the world. Read more about Cleve Jones and other activists who advance LGBT rights in the United States.

While many of us turn our heads toward Russia, we also turn our backs to the plight of LGBTs in Zimbabwe, Cameroon, and Nigeria.

July 31 2013 10:50 PM

Activist Melanie Nathan describes how Harvey Milk's message of coalition-building and the inclusion of feminists such as Sally Miller Gearhart can help win equality for all.

4:55 PM

As the Supreme Court considers marriage equality for the first time, activists Cleve Jones and David Mixner call for demonstrations in March.

January 30 2013 7:00 PM

The White House will honor six individuals and organizations working to improve the lives of LGBT people at a “Champions of Change” event to be streamed live Thursday morning.

July 19 2012 10:19 AM

Carl Siciliano, the executive director of the Ali Forney Center for homeless and runaway LGBT youths, will be honored at the White House next month as a “champion of change.”

June 29 2012 3:27 PM

Eighty-two years ago today, a legend of gay rights and politics was born.

May 22 2012 4:07 PM

The Glee actor, along with Kevin Bacon and John C. Reilly, is joining the reading of the Dustin Lance Black-penned script.

February 15 2012 12:32 PM

After deservedly winning the Academy Award for his screenplay for Milk and delivering a galvanizing acceptance speech, Black has directed a film, Virginia; is currently working on two screenplays; and is a founding member of the American foundation for Equal Rights, which is leading the federal case against California's discriminatory Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage.

November 14 2011 11:21 AM

Nevada equality and union activists recently sent a letter urging the company to end its sponsorship of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

October 14 2011 5:45 PM

Several LGBT activists are campaigning for the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp honoring Harvey Milk, and one of them says Milk would love it — and find it hilarious.

March 29 2011 2:35 PM