Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cleve Jones in Madison

Cleve Jones, founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and pioneering LGBT rights activist, spoke yesterday about his experience working with San Francisco's first openly gay city council member Harvey Milk, the aftermath of Milk's assassination, the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the challenges facing the LGBT community today. The only way to get any rights eventually, he said, is to "demand everything immediately," and argued that we should not settle for a patchwork of gay rights laws in various states and municipalities and instead demand "equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states."

Listen to Queery in upcoming weeks for excerpts from the talk.

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