Author, AIDS & LGBT Rights Activist
Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist, author and lecturer. Jones joined the gay liberation movement in the early 1970s. He was mentored by pioneer LGBT activist Harvey Milk and worked in Milk’s City Hall office as a student intern until Milk’s assassination in 1978. Read More >
Reminder to Keep Moving Forward
When We Rise
Harvey Milk's Legacy
Harvey Milk and the Power of Ordinary People
Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
'You Have to Be Bold' - Cleve Jones on Fighting for Marriage Equality
We Will be United, We Will Defend Them
In an emotional roller coaster of real experiences, Cleve Jones will take you through the gay liberation movement and AIDS Epidemic of the 1970’s. Based on his new book When We Rise, Jones shares how Harvey Milk became the first largely outspoken gay elected official and ultimately, his mentor. Jones keeps Milk’s legacy and that of the gay liberation movement alive by creating the same impact on young adults that Milk had on him. Jones’ inspiring words on the political and medical movement will have an important impact on future generations.
"The event was great! Cleve did a great job and his speech was very powerful and moving. I think his words really hit home with our audience."
"We were blown away by Cleve's address to us today. His message is powerful, inspiring, and what we needed to hear to come back energized for the upcoming 25th AIDS Walk/Run."
"We can’t think of a better way to have ended our conference than with [his] presentation, which was so moving and inspiring. We so much appreciated hearing about [his] personal journey, the challenges [he] faced and the extraordinary optimism, perseverance and dedication [he] displayed. It was also great to see [him] talking with so many of our members after the presentation. [He] left our members with a great memory and a strong message that will remain with them as they head back to their organizations and causes."