Cleve Jones, an esteemed Queero, has made immense contributions to the LGBTQ+ movement as an activist, author, and lecturer. With early involvement in the gay liberation movement in the 1970s and mentorship from the iconic Harvey Milk, Cleve played a pivotal role in advancing LGBTQ+ rights. Notably, he co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and created The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, a monumental community arts project. Cleve has been recognized for his activism in various forms, including his memoir "When We Rise: My Life in the Movement" and the ABC TV mini-series inspired by his book. Today, Cleve resides in rural Northern California, reminding us that the fight for equality continues. He believes that by working together, we can build a better future for all.