Cleve Jones calls for gay rights march

The Cleve Jones character in Milk, played by Emile Hirsch. Photo from Google Images.

The Cleve Jones character in Milk, played by Emile Hirsch. Photo from Google Images.

According to USA Today, Cleve Jones, an activist that worked alongside Harvey Milk and formed the NAMES Project Foundation (AIDS quilt), announced plans for an Oct. 11, march on Washington to demand Congress award the LGBTQIA community equality under the law. The march will coincide with National Coming Out Day and launch a new chapter in the gay rights crusade.

“All of this working together has opened this new chapter,” Jones said. “I intend to make the most of it.”

Jones announced this during a rally at the annual Utah Pride celebration.

There hasn’t been an organization dedicated to the march as of yet, but according to Law Dork 2.0 the National Mall is booked for that date and Congress will not be in session.

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4 thoughts on “Cleve Jones calls for gay rights march

  1. Pingback: Blog Article and Video about  Cleve Jones calls for gay rights march « Stuff Queer People Need … - Emile Hirsch

  2. Cleve Jones is a huge activist. He did the quilt and harvey milk and so much. maybe he should be the one in charge of the movement. i would follow him. move over hrc, we want a real hero to lead us.

    oh, and the revolution will not be funded. we have to do it ourselves.

  3. As great as this sounds what about the reports that three other groups have already submited permits for the mall at the same time. I would love to go but have they actually secured the location?

  4. i wonder how cleve feels about emile hirsch taking all of his press, for portraying him in a movie. I know emile is pretty damn cute, but if I were cleve I would get annoyed.

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