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Activist Ken Jones dead at 70

San Francisco based LGBTQ+ activist, Ken Jones, died at age 70 after battling with bladder cancer since September 2020.

Jones was an early advocate for greater diversity within LGBTQ+ organisations, and the first African American chair of the San Francisco LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration Committee board.

He also fought for better treatment of HIV patients, and his story was brought to the screen in the 2017 film, When We Rise, which explored the lives and work of LGBTQ+ activists in the 70s and 80s.

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