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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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 Young Diane Jones 4 episodes, 2017
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 Cecilia Chung 3 episodes, 2017
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 Young Man 3 episodes, 2017
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 Dr. Jones 3 episodes, 2017
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 Pat Norman 2 episodes, 2017
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 Chad Griffin 2 episodes, 2017
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 Del Martin 2 episodes, 2017
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 Sally Gearhart 2 episodes, 2017
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 Dr. Marcus Conant 2 episodes, 2017
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 Phyllis Lyon 2 episodes, 2017
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 Marvin Feldman 2 episodes, 2017
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 Scott Rempel 2 episodes, 2017
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 Sylvester 2 episodes, 2017
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 Cleve's Mom 2 episodes, 2017
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 Shoshanna 2 episodes, 2017
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 Senior Advisor 2 episodes, 2017
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 Old Army Vet 2 episodes, 2017
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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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Maybe we're here for something bigger than ourselves. See more »

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27 February 2017 (USA)  »

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Когда мы восстанем  »

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Harvey Milk's actual bullhorn was used. See more »

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

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I love this film
17 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This may not be high on your list of "Must See" television but it should be. Even if you are not part of the LGBT community you know someone who is. Watching this may bring you a little understanding.

This film is based on several real life people who were part the gay rights movement. Mostly set with the people that lived in the San Francisco from the beginning of the "Gay Rights Movement". This film is informative and we learn there is still modern day heroes.

If you are gay then you will find this at times "hard to watch" but that is what makes this worth watching. It tells the truth. The "Up's & Downs".

My favorite episode is the last one. There is a scene where near the very end that shows 2 people (An African American and an Asian American) hugging and embarrassing. No they are not lovers. They are two pioneers and survivors who share a genuine friendship and a deep love for each other that will bring a tear to your eye.


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