Cleve Jones, "When We Rise"
Thursday, Doug’s guest is long-time LGBT activist Cleve Jones. In the early 1970s he and thousands of young gay people were drawn to San Francisco where they were able to find refuge and community. As a protégé of Harvey Milk, Jones became part of the movement he says saved his life twice: once as a teenager who felt like “the only queer in the world,” and again when his body was devastated by AIDS. Jones is coming to Utah, and joins Doug to talk about his life in the LGBT movement.
- This Saturday, February 11, Cleve Jones will be in Salt Lake City as a guest of Equality Utah. He's speaking at a sold-out fundraiser brunch, but the event will be live-streamed on Facebook
- At 4:00 p.m. that same day, Jones will give a free reading at the Salt Lake City Public Library.
- A television mini-series, inspired in part by Jones' memoir, premieres February 27th on ABC. It's created by Dustin Lance Black, and is also called Win We Rise.
- Cleve Jones' book is called When We Rise: My Life in the Movement. [Independent Bookstores|Amazon|Audible]