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The Resource When we rise : my life in the movement, Cleve Jones

When we rise : my life in the movement, Cleve Jones

Label
When we rise : my life in the movement
Title
When we rise
Title remainder
my life in the movement
Statement of responsibility
Cleve Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A longtime LGBTQ and AIDS activist offers an account of his life from sexually liberated 1970s San Francisco, through the AIDS crisis, and up to his present-day involvement with the marriage equality battle
  • "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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
  • 306.76/6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
When we rise : my life in the movement, Cleve Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Control code
ocn962751788
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780316315432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962751788
Label
When we rise : my life in the movement, Cleve Jones
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Control code
ocn962751788
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780316315432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962751788

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