When We Rise

  • Score 9.4
  • Premiered: Feb 2017
  • Episodes: 8
  • Followers: 88
  • Rank #2568
  • Ended
  • ABC (US)
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Season 1 Discuss
Part I
Air date
Feb 27, 2017
1972: Three people - an Arizona peace activist named Cleve Jones, an African-American sailor Ken Jones in Vietnam, and a Boston women's activist Roma Guy - all move to San Francisco to join the nascent gay community.
Part II
Air date
Feb 27, 2017
Roma helps take a stand against the National Organization for Women's attempts to purge lesbians from their ranks. Ken comes to accept - and fight for - his sexuality. After struggling .. show full overview
Part III
Air date
Mar 01, 2017
1978–79: Roma sees the establishment of The Women's Building. Harvey Milk runs for the Board of Supervisors against a backdrop of Anita Bryant's Moral Majority and John Briggs's .. show full overview
Part IV
Air date
Mar 01, 2017
1981: A new disease, initially named gay-related immune deficiency, starts spreading among gay men and drug users in San Francisco. Roma and Diane start a family.
Part V
Air date
Mar 02, 2017
1992: A decade after the advent of the AIDS Crisis, Cleve (now played by Guy Pearce) unveils the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington, D.C., and visits ACT UP in New York as .. show full overview
Part VI
Air date
Mar 02, 2017
1997: Ken relies on Cecilia Chung's support as he struggles with addiction at a VA hospital. Cleve visits the Human Rights Campaign in D.C., where Richard Socarides lobbies for Bill .. show full overview
Part VII
Air date
Mar 03, 2017
2008: As Barack Obama is elected president, California Proposition 8 revokes California's recently-acquired marriage equality, starting Cleve to help organise the National Equality March .. show full overview
1x8 Show finale
Air date
Mar 03, 2017
2009–13: Cleve takes the battle against Prop 8 through the federal courts all the way to the Supreme Court. Ken works with Cecilia Chung to get support for his church. Roma and Diane decide to get married if the Supreme Court allows it.

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