When We Rise: My Life in the Movement

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement Author Cleve Jones
ISBN-10 0316315419
ISBN-13 9780316315418
Year 2017-09-26
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Hachette Books
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The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini series You could read Cleve Jones s book because you should know about the struggle for gay lesbian and transgender rights from one of its key participants maybe heroes but really you should read it for pleasure and joy Rebecca Solnit author of Men Explain Things to MeBorn in 1954 Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself There were Like thousands of other young people Jones nearly penniless was drawn in the early 1970s to San Francisco a city electrified by progressive politics and sexual freedom Jones found community in the hotel rooms and ramshackle apartments shared by other young adventurers in the city s bathhouses and gay bars like The Stud and in the burgeoning gay district the Castro where a New York transplant named Harvey Milk set up a camera shop began shouting through his bullhorn and soon became the nation s most outspoken gay elected official With Milk s encouragement Jones dove into politics and found his calling in the movement When Milk was killed by an assassin s bullet in 1978 Jones took up his mentor s progressive mantle only to see the arrival of AIDS transform his life once again By turns tender and uproarious When We Rise is Jones account of his remarkable life He chronicles the heartbreak of losing countless friends to AIDS which very nearly killed him too his co founding of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation during the terrifying early years of the epidemic his conception of the AIDS Memorial Quilt the largest community art project in history the bewitching story of 1970s San Francisco and the magnetic spell it cast for thousands of young gay people and other misfits and the harrowing sexy and sometimes hilarious stories of Cleve s passionate relationships with friends and lovers during an era defined by both unprecedented freedom and and violence alike When We Rise is not only the story of a hero to the LQBTQ community but the vibrantly voice memoir of a full and transformative American life

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When We Rise

When We Rise Author Cleve Jones
ISBN-10 9781472126665
Release 2017-02-02
Pages 304

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ISBN-10 9780316315449
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 304

When We Rise

When We Rise Author Cleve Jones
ISBN-10 9780316315449
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 304

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