Tag Archives: Cleve Jones

TONIGHT: First Episode Of When We Rise, Dustin Lance Black’s Four-Part LGBT Rights Mini-Series [VIDEO]

I’ve been waiting in vain all day for an updated trailer so let’s go with the original one below. The A.V. Club sets up the mini-series that launches tonight: “Each generation has its own epic confrontations it must deal with,” narrates Cleve Jones (Guy Pearce) over the opening scenes of Dustin Lance Black’s When We Rise. When he makes this …

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Cleve Jones On World AIDS Day

NAMES Project founder Cleve Jones has been interviewed in a World AIDS Day article about The Last One, a documentary on the AIDS Quilt now airing on Showtime. An excerpt: “HIV is increasingly a disease of the marginalized populations. Poverty is part of it. Drug use is part of it. Also to a very large extent stigma remains one of …

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HIV/AIDS News: The First Ten Years

JMG reader Dave Evans has compiled the below hour-long clip of news reports from the first ten years of HIV/AIDS. Noted figures that appear: Ryan White, Lyndon La Rouche, Larry Kramer, Ronald Reagan,  Magic Johnson, and Cleve Jones.

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At The 1996 AIDS March In DC

I was going through my ex’s photo albums here in Fort Lauderdale last night and found this shot I took at the 1996 National AIDS Candlelight March in Washington DC.  That’s NAMES Project founder Cleve Jones near the center, with Judith Light to his left.  Further to the right in the grey jacket is Betty Buckley.  On the far left …

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Mixner & Jones: LGBT Community Should Also Demonstrate At Supreme Court

As we learned on Saturday, the National Organization for Marriage is planning a “march on the Supreme Court” on the day the Justices begin hearing arguments on their two same-sex marriage cases. Legendary gay activists David Mixner and Cleve Jones are suggesting a demonstration for the LGBT community too. The pair has co-authored a column for The Advocate. We have …

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NYC LGBT Center Israel Flap Continues

Earlier this week the NYC LGBT Center canceled a planned Israel Apartheid Week meeting after gay porn kingpin Michael Lucas threatened to have the Center’s wealthy donors pull their support. Immediately after the event’s cancellation, a petition went online with a demand that the Center not let “wealthy bigots censor free speech.” Among the petition’s sponsors are well-known activists Cleve …

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HomoQuotable – Cleve Jones

“I know your values, Madame Speaker, and I know that you strongly support ENDA. Now I want these young people to know what is in your heart. With the knowledge that health care reform has been achieved and that enough votes now exist in the House today to pass ENDA, will you work with Rep. George Miller, Chair of the …

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NEM Co-Directors Resign In Controversy Over Future Of Equality Across America

National Equality March co-directors Kip Williams and Robin McGehee have resigned from Equality Across America as the future of the new activism group becomes cloudy. Bil Browning at the Bilerico Project reports: EAA founder Cleve Jones confirmed that both activists had stepped down from their leadership positions. Everyone involved agreed that the parting of ways resulted from concerns about financial …

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Cleve Jones At NYC LGBT Center

National Equality March founder Cleve Jones spoke long and passionately to an enthusiastic overflow crowd at NYC’s LGBT Center last night. Numerous well-known activists were in attendance, including Brendan Fay, Gilbert Baker, Lt. Dan Choi, Brandon Brock, and Jeff Campagna, but the only real dissent came from Gay City News’ Andy Humm (pictured above on the right, Father Tony on …

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Cleve Jones: Two NYC Appearances

NEM founder Cleve Jones will be in NYC this week to give two speeches. On Wednesday he’ll be at the NYC LGBT Center at 7PM to talk about the March. On Thursday he’ll be in Queens at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights at 7PM. I’ll be at the LGBT Center appearance.

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HomoQuotable – Toni Broaddus

“Dear Cleve, We don’t really know each other, but I’ve always respected your work, especially as a leader working on HIV and AIDS issues. And I know that hundreds of thousands of LGBT people still look up to you, especially since your early days of activism have been immortalized on the big screen. But over the past year, I’ve become …

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$199,550

That’s the bare bones budget for the National Equality March. No circuit parties. No big name entertainment. No lavish VIP dinners. Just a stage, a sound system, a flotilla of porta-potties, and the labor to install and remove same. Right on. You can help wipe out the cost in advance and let this march, unlike the last one, end with …

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