Cleve Jones

We welcome longtime gay rights activist Cleve Jones back to Seattle for the paperback of his 2017 Lambda Literary Award-winning book, When We Rise: My Life in the Movement (Hachette). A partial inspiration for the recent ABA miniseries, When We Rise gives readers a story of history in the making, by one who truly helped make it.

"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-maybe heroes--but really, you should read it for pleasure and joy. It's an incredibly vivid evocation of a bygone era and a poignant story of someone who started out feeling like the only gay person in the world and ended up organizing millions of them. I loved it for the firsthand history, and the crazily great details about drag queens, radical excess, passionate idealism, how to change the world and everything else that matters most."—Rebecca Solnit.

"Some people witness history; other actually make it happen. Cleve Jones, by planting himself boldly in the eye of the storm, has succeeded brilliantly at doing both."—Armistead Maupin.

Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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