When We Rise

March 2017

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 4.0 11 x
A decade has passed, it’s the early 90s, HIV/AIDS continues to ravage the LGBTQI community, and Cleve, Ken and Richard now know they have this deadly disease. In order to get the country, the U.S. government and the President to give those dying of AIDS any attention, Cleve dedicates his waning energy to creating the Names Project AIDS Memorial quilt. Ken’s home ripped away from him and his health failing, Cecilia Chung helps him enter a VA hospital to receive the treatment any veteran deserves...

Season 1 Episode 4

Expired 3.0 15 x
In the face of California's Proposition 8 stripping away the rights of gays and lesbians to marry, a newly energised Cleve inspires a younger generation to organize a march on Washington to demand full, federal LGBTQ equality in all matters. Meanwhile Roma uses her lessons learned as a women and LGBTQ activist to fight for healthcare in San Francisco. Ken is struggling to reconcile his sexual orientation with his love of God, so recruits an old friend to help fund a meal program for an LGBTQ in...

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 3.0 32 x
In 1978, Cleve Jones, Ken Jones and Roma Guy work together to fight Proposition 6, which would ban the LGBTQI community and their allies from working in California public schools. Ken lives secretly with his boyfriend, Richard, a social worker who would lose his job if the ballot measure were to pass. Meanwhile, Roma quickly discovers that living with her ex-girlfriend Diane and her current girlfriend, Jean, isn’t exactly ideal when Diane announces that she’s going to have one of the first ever...
February 2017

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 4.0 50 x
When We Rise chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the US Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. The period piece tells the history of the gay rights movement, starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Stars Guy Pearce, Marie-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rosie O'Donnel and ...