CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2004 |
When the founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt filed a lawsuit here against the Atlanta-based foundation that now owns the 50-ton quilt, he set in motion a legal process that could eventually lead to the return of the huge fabric memorial to the City by the Bay.
HOME & GARDEN
May 17, 2011 |
AIDS activist and gay rights leader Cleve Jones has sold his Palm Springs home for $380,000. The 1935 cottage-style home, in the Warm Sands area, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Including a one-bedroom guesthouse, the property has 1,956 square feet of living space. A flagstone-decked pool with a raised spa and the original flagstone barbecue are among outdoor amenities. Jones, 56, conceived the Names Project Foundation's AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has grown to be the largest piece of community folk art in the world, and is the author, with Jeff Dawson, of "Stitching a Revolution: The Making of an Activist.
February 4, 2009 |
Cleve Jones can cite the exact moment when Sean Penn morphed into Harvey Milk. It occurred during filming of a crucial scene in Gus Van Sant's multiple-Oscar-nominated biopic "Milk," which stars Penn as the former San Francisco supervisor, one of America's first openly gay elected officials. After honing his political skills as a flamboyantly courageous, bullhorn-toting community organizer, the so-called Mayor of Castro Street decided to run for office.
May 20, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - In 1958, the Gallup Poll asked Americans whether they approved or disapproved of marriage between blacks and whites. The response was overwhelming: 94% were opposed, a sentiment that held for decades. It took nearly 40 years until a majority of those surveyed said marriage between people of different skin colors was acceptable. By contrast, attitudes toward gays and lesbians have changed so much in just the last 10 years that, as Gallup reported last week, "half or more now agree that being gay is morally acceptable, that gay relations ought to be legal and that gay or lesbian couples should have the right to legally marry.
December 2, 1993 |
Cleve Jones has been given the Harvard AIDS Institute's annual leadership award for his work on the AIDS quilt. Jones, 38, who was honored Tuesday, started the quilt in 1986 when he sewed a panel in memory of a companion who died of AIDS. He then encouraged others to make similar tributes. There are now 2,500 individual quilt panels.
July 25, 1989
After Columbus Day, the Names Project will scale back its national display of quilts that serves as a personal memorial to those who have died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, a spokesman for the organization said. "We will be going into senior citizen centers, classrooms and to people at risk but who have yet to come to terms with AIDS, and let the quilt do what it does, which is to reach people on a personal level," said Names Project spokesman Dan Sauro.