Next Episode of When We Rise is
Season 1 / Episode 1 and airs on 28 February 2017 02:00
When We Rise chronicles the personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. civil rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to its successes today.
In the two-hour premiere, as these idealistic social-justice fighters come out or are outed, they are forced from their jobs, their movements and their homes, and must escape to San Francisco in hopes of finding safe harbor. When their hopes turn to disappointment, they join the fledgling LGBTQ movement and together, locked arm in arm, set out to change the world.
It is 1978, and Cleve Jones, Ken Jones and Roma Guy work together to fight Proposition 6, which would ban gays, lesbians, and their allies from working in California public schools.
A decade has passed, it's the early 90s, HIV/AIDS continues to ravage the gay community, and Cleve, Ken and Richard now know they have this deadly disease.
It's 2008, and in the face of California's Proposition 8 stripping away the right of gays and lesbians to marry, a newly energized Cleve inspires a younger generation to organize a massive march on Washington D.C. to demand full, federal LGBTQ equality in all matters.
Kevin McHale(Bobbi Campbell)
Carrie Preston(Sally Gearheart)
Denis O'Hare(Jim Foster)
Whoopi Goldberg(Pat Norman)
Fiona Dourif(Younger Diane)
Michael Kenneth Williams(Ken Jones)
Rosie O'Donnell(Del Martin)
Mary-Louise Parker(Roma Guy)
David Hyde Pierce(Dr. Jones)
Guy Pearce(Cleve Jones)
Rafael De La Fuente(Ricardo)
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