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November 30, 2008 | Cristy Lytal, Lytal is a freelance writer.
For Cleve Jones, gay rights activist, initiator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and historical consultant on director Gus Van Sant's new drama, "Milk," a chance meeting on the streets of San Francisco more than 30 years ago changed the course of his entire life. "Everything that I've done, everything I've accomplished, everything I survived, so much of it really just goes back to meeting Harvey Milk on the corner of Castro and 18th," said Jones. "I think of that every day."
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May 17, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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June 8, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An activist who worked alongside slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk announced plans for a march on Washington this fall to demand that Congress establish equality and marriage rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Cleve Jones said in Salt Lake that the march planned for Oct. 11 would coincide with National Coming Out Day and launch a new chapter in the gay rights movement. He made the announcement during a rally at the Utah Pride Festival.
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June 8, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An activist who worked alongside slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk announced plans for a march on Washington this fall to demand that Congress establish equality and marriage rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Cleve Jones said in Salt Lake that the march planned for Oct. 11 would coincide with National Coming Out Day and launch a new chapter in the gay rights movement. He made the announcement during a rally at the Utah Pride Festival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2004 | Robert Hollis, Special to The Times
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 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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February 4, 2009 | Reed Johnson
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.
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December 2, 1993 | Associated Press
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.
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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.
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October 13, 1996 | From Associated Press
In an effort to "give a voice to the quilt" that commemorates people who have died from AIDS, tens of thousands took to the streets of the nation's capital Saturday night in a candlelight march. Organizers estimated that 150,000 attended the National AIDS Candlelight March, which began at the Capitol and ended with speeches and entertainment in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The U.S.
NEWS
February 4, 2009 | Reed Johnson
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2008 | Cristy Lytal, Lytal is a freelance writer.
For Cleve Jones, gay rights activist, initiator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and historical consultant on director Gus Van Sant's new drama, "Milk," a chance meeting on the streets of San Francisco more than 30 years ago changed the course of his entire life. "Everything that I've done, everything I've accomplished, everything I survived, so much of it really just goes back to meeting Harvey Milk on the corner of Castro and 18th," said Jones. "I think of that every day."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2004 | Robert Hollis, Special to The Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
A large section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed tonight at UC Irvine, in memory of the more than 500 Orange County residents who have lost their lives to the disease. The exhibition in the UC Irvine Student Center will run from 5 to 10 p.m. and continues Friday, on World AIDS Day. The panels will be on display from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
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October 9, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
The AIDS quilt, now more than four times larger than when it was first unveiled a year ago, completed a national tour in Washington on Saturday. The 8,288 panels, spread across the Ellipse near the White House, offered brightly colored tributes to individual victims of the deadly disease. "It's a beautiful thing, but it's built on corpses," said Cleve Jones, who conceived the quilt project after a friend died of AIDS in 1986.
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