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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.

LGBTQ+ neighborhoods were already dying. Activist icon Cleve Jones discusses how the pandemic will continue to transform them.

October 27 2020 11:42 AM

The legendary activist is fighting for UNITE HERE's members and asking LGBTQ people to help if they can.

April 23 2020 1:42 PM

One of the most familiar emblems from the early days of the gay rights movement is now in the Smithsonian Museum: Harvey Milk’s bullhorn.

May 21 2018 6:35 PM

On what would have been Harvey Milk's 86th birthday, his former colleague and close friend shares his thoughts on the man and his legacy.

May 22 2016 12:34 PM

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.

February 07 2013 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
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