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Author Jones, Cleve, author.

Title When we rise : my life in the movement / Cleve Jones.

Publication Info. New York : Hachette Books, [2016]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.766 J712Bj 2016    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 291 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "The partial inspiration for the forthcoming ABC miniseries ..."--Jacket.
Contents Ghost ranch -- Gay Liberation Arizona Desert -- Polk Street -- Betty Blender finds a tree house -- Struggling for solidarity -- Going to the tubs -- On the road -- Père Lachaise -- On Barer Strasse -- Homesick -- Ten million queers -- Back to Scott -- Anita Bryant -- Summer of '77 -- Supervisor Harvey Bernard Milk -- Building the army -- Raise the sky -- A victory and a massacre -- A long winter -- White night -- We march on Washington -- Sacramento -- The avalanche -- One thousand dead -- Needle and thread -- A stupid idea -- We bring a quilt -- Ricardo -- Loma Prieta -- Counting the days -- The president sees the quilt -- A new world -- Making Milk -- Proposition 8 -- New life -- Meet in the middle -- National equality march -- Equality across America -- "Something greater than once they were."
Summary "Born 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 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 cofounding of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and conception of the AIDS Memorial Quilt; the story of 1970s San Francisco and the magnetic spell it cost for thousands of dreamers and misfits; and the harrowing, sexy, and sometimes hilarious stories of Cleve's relationships with friends and lovers during an era defined by both unprecedented freedom and violence alike. When We Rise is not only the story of a hero to the LGBTQ community, but the vibrantly voiced memoir of a full and transformative American life."--Jacket.
Subject Jones, Cleve.
Gay men -- United States -- Biography.
Gay activists -- United States -- Biography.
AIDS activists -- United States -- Biography.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Gay rights -- United States -- History.
Gays -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
Jones, Cleve.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- psychology. (DNLM)D000163Q000523
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- history. (DNLM)D000163Q000266
History, 20th Century. (DNLM)D049673
Human Rights. (DNLM)D006806
Sexual and Gender Minorities -- history. (DNLM)D000072339Q000266
United States. (DNLM)D014481
Jones, Cleve. (OCoLC)fst00439128
AIDS activists. (OCoLC)fst00794022
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients. (OCoLC)fst00793864
Gay activists. (OCoLC)fst00939048
Gay men. (OCoLC)fst00939117
Gay rights. (OCoLC)fst00939213
Gays. (OCoLC)fst00939255
California -- San Francisco. (OCoLC)fst01204481
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Personal Narratives. (DNLM)D062210
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780316315432 (hardcover)
0316315435 (hardcover)
9780316315449 (ebook)

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