Number of page: 304
Publisher: Hachette Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series!
- A Google User
Review: When We Rise: My Life in the Movement The partial inspiration for the forthcoming ABC television miniseries from Academy Awardwinning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, executive producer Gus Van Sant, and starring Guy Pearce, MaryLouise Parker, Carrie Preston, and Rachel Griffiths. “You could read Cleve Jones’s book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights from one of its key participants
- A Google User
When We Rise: My Life in the Movement Jones, an activist and grassroots organizer, weaves together his own coming-of-age story and the broader story of the struggle for LGBTQ rights and safety in America. Much of the story is rooted in San Francisco in the 1970s and ’80s, and Jones writes powerfully about the rise of Harvey Milk, who became San Francisco’s first openly gay elected official in 1977. This is an ode San Francisco during
- Ashton Barney
Powerful and poignant. This wonderful work was written with a wonderful purpose that I do believe it accomplished. This book was able to express the emotions of the movement across time and many borders, leaving you with one of the most powerful call to action I have ever read. Everyone especially those within the lgbtq+ community should be very aware of our unique heritage and responsibilities to the cause of furthering freedom.
- Tammy Ebinger
This book is wonderfully written and I had a hard time putting it down.
- LD Wagner
Best book I ever read! If you are or love someone in the LGBT community, this is a must read. It shows our history and future through memories and real people. And it is all written through a deep love and vast hope in our abilities, beliefs, and desires. I hope one day I can feel I have earned my place in the LGBT community that was built by Cleve and so many whom have gone before.
- Mary Jennings
When We Rise: My Life in the Movement In this memoir, notable AIDS and LGBTQ activist Jones (coauthor, Stitching a Revolution: The Making of an Activist) chronicles his journey of activism and involvement in the fight for equality within
How AIDS Ends: An Anthology from San Francisco AIDS Foundation
When the history of HIV AIDS is written what will the final chapter look like How AIDS Ends poses this question to 15 visionaries We asked them to write history before it happens The result is this first of its kind anthology from San Francisco AIDS Foundation Each author has been deeply touched by HIV AIDS and each is equally deeply committed to realizing the day when the disease is behind us The end of HIV AIDS is within reach Take a glimpse into the future
Notes on Cleve Jones’s When We Rise by Instaread
PLEASE NOTE This is a companion to Cleve Jones s When We Riseand NOT the original book Preview When We Rise My Life in the Movement 2016 is a memoir by Cleve Jones a leading activist in the gay rights movement Based mostly in San Francisco Jones was instrumental in the fight for gay civil rights that began in the mid 1970s Jones s story traces his childhood his evolution as an activist the assassination of gay political leader Harvey Milk the harrowing onset of the AIDS epidemic his personal battle with HIV and his role in raising AIDS awareness Inside this companion to the book Overview of the Book Insights from the Book Important People Author s Style and Perspective Intended AudienceAbout the Author With Instaread you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less Visit our website atinstaread co
And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality
A swiftly written debut memoir Segal vividly describes his firsthand experience as a teenager inside the Stonewall bar during the historic riots his participation with the Gay Liberation Front and amusing encounters with Elton John and Patti LaBelle A jovial yet passionately delivered self portrait inspiring awareness about LGBT history from one of the movement s true pioneers Kirkus Reviews With great verve and spirit Segal has rendered a lively and dramatic memoir of the early days of the gay rights struggle the infighting over strategies and objectives the long hard road of progress and a look at the challenges still ahead Booklist The reader can clearly see how Segal s fearless determination cheerful tenacity and refusal to attack his opponents made him a power broker in Philadelphia and a leading advocate on the national level Segal fills his book with worthy stories funny anecdotes and heart Publishers Weekly The stories are interesting unexpected and witty Library Journal Activist Mark Segal who was present at Stonewall and later went on to found the Philadelphia Gay News was a featured judge at Miss d America and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award the night of the pageant In his new Memoir And Then I Danced Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality he writes about how he was kicked off a television show in the 1970s called Summertime on the Pier because he was dancing with another man but four decades later he cut a rug with his husband Jason Villemez while the Marine Corps Band played Barbra Streisand at the White House s first ever Gay Pride reception hosted by President Obama Huffington Post A historic memoir chronicling Mark s life in the LGBT political scene in Philadelphia Segal also presents his personal and family life in a warm engaging matter and this writing extends to his interactions with public figures Huffington Post Living History Three Books to Find Yourself In Much this book focuses on his work but the more telling pages are filled with love gained and lost raising other people s children finding himself and aging in the gay community A must read The Advocate 30 Best Books You Missed in 2015 A conversational nicely constructed combination autobiography and history lesson that recounts Segal s contribution to LGBT activism from his early days as a member of the Gay Liberation Front in New York to his stewardship of a successful weekly newspaper Philadelphia Inquirer Segal s writing style is engrossing and never ponderous And Then I Danced is highly recommended for all LGBT history collections and especially for readers with interest in Pennsylvania Philadelphia politics ALA s GLBT Round TableOn December 11 1973 Mark Segal disrupted a live broadcast of the CBS Evening News when he sat on the desk directly between the camera and news anchor Walter Cronkite yelling Gays protest CBS prejudice He was wrestled to the studio floor by the stagehands on live national television thus ending LGBT invisibility But this one victory left many more battles to fight and creativity was required to find a way to challenge stereotypes surrounding the LGBT community Mark Segal s job as he saw it was to show the nation who gay people are our sons daughters fathers and mothers Because of activists like Mark Segal whose life work is dramatically detailed in this poignant and important memoir today there are openly LGBT people working in the White House and throughout corporate America An entire community of gay world citizens is now finding the voice that they need to become visible
Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality
The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers lawyers judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important national civil rights victories in decades the legalization of same sex marriage In June 2015 the Supreme Court made same sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education Through insider accounts and access to key players this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its center This is a story of law and love and a promise made to a dying man who wanted to know how he would be remembered Twenty years ago Jim Obergefell and John Arthur fell in love in Cincinnati Ohio a place where gays were routinely picked up by police and fired from their jobs In 2013 the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had to provide married gay couples all the benefits offered to straight couples Jim and John who was dying from ALS flew to Maryland where same sex marriage was legal But back home Ohio refused to recognize their union or even list Jim s name on John s death certificate Then they met Al Gerhardstein a courageous attorney who had spent nearly three decades advocating for civil rights and who now saw an opening for the cause that few others had before him This forceful and deeply affecting narrative Part Erin Brockovich part Milk part Still Alice chronicles how this grieving man and his lawyer against overwhelming odds introduced the most important gay rights case in U S history It is an urgent and unforgettable account that will inspire readers for many years to come