Ken Jones was an instrumental figure in the integration of the San Francisco LGBT movement beginning in the early 1970s.
He was elected co-chair of the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day committee in 1984 and was with the organization for over a decade. Ken worked tirelessly to advocate and support people with AIDS from the early days of the crisis. Following the Rodney King beating, Ken focused on police reform work.
In 2017, he served as a consultant on the miniseries When We Rise
and was portrayed in the show by actors Jonathan Majors
and Michael Kenneth Williams
Ken died of cancer in 2021.
Rest In Power.