Cleve Jones coming to Chicago for Legacy Project event

Cleve Jones has some words for his community, and not all of them are flattering.

A historian by virtue of experience ( coming into activism under the wings of Harvey Milk, creating the AIDS Memorial Quilt and organizing the 2009 LGBT March on Washington to name a few ) , Jones is well-acquainted with the virtues and the faults of his community.

The veteran activist is making his way to Chicago this month for a keynote address at the Legacy Project Luncheon Oct. 25. Windy City Times caught up with Jones to talk about the importance of keeping LGBT history alive, why he connects labor and LGBT rights and why he has choice words for some major LGBT organizations in the wake of Wall Street protests.