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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
Elizabeth Melchor ...  Rally Attendee / ... 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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Did You Know?


In episode two the movie Fame was mentioned and how a gay character in the movie was played by a straight actor. Michael DeLorenzo who plays Jose Sarria was a principal dancer in Fame. Paul McCrane also played a gay character in Fame. See more »


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

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A good Lesson - History and Heart
3 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I am so happy about that Show! It's memories, nostalgia & emotion, mixed in a good history lesson. I watch it with a good friend. One thought was - we hope the young audience is watching it too. They run around, like everything is for granted out there. They enjoy Club-Life and Party, holding Hands on the Streets and think, that being Gay is pure Fashion and Party 24/7. But we had a very long Way to get to the Point, where we are today. We had to fight for every Right to be - somehow - equal. We left a long Trail of Tears out there, and on that Fight, we lost many Friends. I was pushed away from my Family after my Coming-Out, but in those Days, I found a new Family. And we stick together til now. Some Members are already no longer with us too. Some of their Names might never be known to the bright Public. We have paved the Way for Years and we still fight, to make a better place for Up- and Outcoming young Gay Generations. So my message is... if there is an older Gay around, hear their Storys and be sure, you might profit from that. The Show brought some tears to my eyes... happy and sad ones. Can't wait for the next Episode! And I wan't to let the Rest of this World know... the Fight is not over... And I am one of the proud Soldiers in it! I am proud to be Gay!

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