When We Rise

My Life in the Movement

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When We Rise
Cleve Jones
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When We Rise

My Life in the Movement

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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 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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Hachette Books
Language
English
Pages
304

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When We Rise: My Life in the Movement
2017, Hachette Books
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When We Rise
2017, Little, Brown Book Group Limited
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When We Rise: My Life in the Movement
2017, Little, Brown Book Group Limited
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2016
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When We Rise: Coming of Age in San Francisco, AIDS, and My Life in the Movement
Nov 29, 2016, Hachette Books, Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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Cover of: When We Rise
When We Rise: My Life in the Movement
2016, Hachette Books
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OL34069634M
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9780316315418

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