(WM) The LGBT+ Center in Orlando will host a book signing and meet & greet with LGBT rights pioneer Cleve Jones Jan. 29.
Jones — who chronicled his life in his memoir “When We Rise: My Life in The Movement” — was involved in many of the most pivotal moments of the LGBTQ rights movement including working as an activist with Harvey Milk, co-founding of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and conceiving the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Jones’ book was partially the inspiration for the 2017 ABC miniseries “When We Rise,” on the history of the LGBT rights movement in the U.S.
“I am excited that Cleve will be joining us,” said The Center executive director George Wallace in a statement. “He is an important person in our LGBT history and we have so much to thank him for.”
The event will be held at the LGBT+ Center in Orlando Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public. To register for the event, go here. Copies of “When We Rise” will be available at the event for purchase for Jones to sign. There will also be light bites and a cash bar provided.