Vellay, Cleews

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Name
Vellay, Cleews Gender: M
born on 3 February 1964 at 10:25 (= 10:25 AM )
Place Gonesse, France, 48n59, 2e27
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°35' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°55 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 13°34'



Portrait of Cleews Vellay 
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Cleews Vellay
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Biography

French gay activist, president of the Paris chapter of Act-Up 1992 - 1994. AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research and treatment and policies to ultimately bring an end to the disease by mitigating loss of health and lives.

Vellay came from a working class background, was trained as patisseur (pastry chef), worked in a dog Kennel, then as interviewer for IPSOS in market research. He was homosexual and discovered that he was HIV seropositive in the late 1980ies. He was involved in starting Act-Up Paris in 1989. He was active in the gay liberation movement and in groups fighting AIDS.

he died on 18 Octiber 1994. More than 500 activists and friends accompanied his coffin to the crematory of Père Lachaise in Paris, on 26 October 1994.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)

Events

Source Notes

From Didier Geslain archive

Categories

  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (president of Act Up-Paris, anti AIDS movement)

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