The partial inspiration for a forthcoming ABC US television miniseries from Oscar-winner screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, longtime LGBTQ and AIDS activist Cleve Jones' memoir is a sweeping, profoundly moving 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 part of the last generation of gay people who grew up not knowing if there was anyone else on the entire planet who felt the same way he did. It wasn't until Jones was fourteen, flipping through the pages of Life magazine, when he saw the headline "Homosexuals in Revolt!" followed by several pages of text and photographs of the new gay rights movement, including photos of men marching with fists in the air through the streets of Greenwich Village, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, that he understood that he was part of a larger community. To say Cleve was thrilled to discover this movement is an understatement; it saved his life.
"Enlightening.... Unsparing.... Powerful." -- Booklist, Starred Review
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th November 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1