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When We Rise 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2017)
A chronicled re-telling of the gay rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969.
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Series cast summary:
...  Diane Jones 4 episodes, 2017
...  Young Cleve Jones 4 episodes, 2017
...  Roma Guy 4 episodes, 2017
...  Young Roma Guy 4 episodes, 2017
...  Young Ken Jones 4 episodes, 2017
...  Cleve Jones 4 episodes, 2017
...  Young Diane Jones 4 episodes, 2017
...  Ken Jones 4 episodes, 2017
...  Richard 3 episodes, 2017
...  Cecilia Chung 3 episodes, 2017
...  Young Man 3 episodes, 2017
...  Dr. Jones 3 episodes, 2017
...  Pat Norman 2 episodes, 2017
...  Chad Griffin 2 episodes, 2017
...  Del Martin 2 episodes, 2017
...  Sally Gearhart 2 episodes, 2017
...  Dr. Marcus Conant 2 episodes, 2017
...  Phyllis Lyon 2 episodes, 2017
...  Tom Ammiano 2 episodes, 2017
...  Ricardo Canto 2 episodes, 2017
...  Marvin Feldman 2 episodes, 2017
...  Scott Rempel 2 episodes, 2017
...  Jean 2 episodes, 2017
...  Sylvester 2 episodes, 2017
...  Eloise 2 episodes, 2017
...  Cleve's Mom 2 episodes, 2017
...  Shoshanna 2 episodes, 2017
...  Senior Advisor 2 episodes, 2017
...  Richard Socarides 2 episodes, 2017
...  Tomi 2 episodes, 2017
...  Old Army Vet 2 episodes, 2017
...  Lesbian 2 episodes, 2017
...  Tim 2 episodes, 2017


A dramatization of the real life San Francisco centered fight for LGBT rights from 1972 to 2015 is presented, the LGBT community which arguably has had the most numerous organized campaigns against them of any minority group to suppress those rights in the United States during that time period. It focuses on the advocacy and other supportive work of four individuals, Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Diane Jones and Ken Jones, whose experiences focus on different aspects of the issue. Cleve's story focuses primarily on the political and legislative fight for gay and ultimately LGBT rights. Roma's story focuses primarily on her fight for women's rights, especially safe places for women, within that where she as a lesbian fits, ultimately a fight for universal health care in San Francisco, and her personal relationships particularly with Diane. Beyond that relationship with Roma, Diane's story focuses on her work as a nurse in caring for AIDS patients, and her want as a lesbian to have a child. ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

27 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Когда мы восстанем  »

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16:9 HD
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The actor playing Richard Socarides is the real Richard's younger brother, Charles Socarides. See more »


Referenced in Match Game: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

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4 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

As much as I enjoyed this mini-series I felt it was even more important for me to voice my dismay at the trolls. It is clear that there are homophobic people coming on here just to give this series a low rating when they clearly have not watched it.

If the content of this mini-series is not for you, no one is forcing you to watch it. There are plenty of sports related programs that bore me to tears. But would I ever imagine to sign on to a website to malign them? Would I complain that too many people spend precious time and money being obsessed with other people who are just playing a game? No because I believe it's their right. If sports are your bag well then fine you can keep getting a thrill from them while I change the channel.

This series is history. A history that doesn't get taught in schools. It's important. It's also a history that every one should know regardless of their sexuality, political affiliation or religion. These things happened around us. This is not a fantasy or made-up story.

There are many great performances and there are some scenes simply meant to tug on your heart- strings. But the fact is, it does make you feel something. Unlike so much of what's on t.v. that is made solely to make money and get a huge audience. ABC surely must have known that this was not going to be a ratings blockbuster. Kudos to them for giving it the green-light anyway.

A mini-series like this is even more important now under the political climate we are living in.

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