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.

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

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.

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