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When We Rise - Episode Guide

Season 1

Part I

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Feb 27, 2017 (120 min)

Part I

In the two-hour premiere, as these idealistic social-justice fighters come out or are outed, they are forced from their jobs, their movements and their homes, and must escape to San Francisco in hopes of finding safe harbor. When their hopes turn to disappointment, they join the fledgling LGBTQ movement and together, locked arm in arm, set out to change the world.

Part II

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Mar 1, 2017 (120 min)

Part II

It is 1978, and Cleve Jones, Ken Jones and Roma Guy work together to fight Proposition 6, which would ban gays, lesbians, and their allies from working in California public schools.

Part III

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Mar 2, 2017 (120 min)

Part III

A decade has passed, it's the early 90s, HIV/AIDS continues to ravage the gay community, and Cleve, Ken and Richard now know they have this deadly disease.

Part IV

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Mar 3, 2017 (120 min)

Part IV

It's 2008, and in the face of California's Proposition 8 stripping away the right of gays and lesbians to marry, a newly energized Cleve inspires a younger generation to organize a massive march on Washington D.C. to demand full, federal LGBTQ equality in all matters.

Specials

When We Rise: The People Behind the Story

Episode: S01 Special | Airdate: Mar 2, 2017 (60 min)

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"When We Rise: The People Behind the Story" is a one-hour documentary complementing ABC's scripted mini-series "When We Rise" by chronicling the personal and political struggles, setbacks, and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBTQ people who helped pioneer the U.S. Civil Rights struggle. The documentary will recount the true stories and history of the gay rights movement through the actual voices of the people who inspired the mini-series: Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Ken Jones, Diane Jones and Cecilia Chung. We'll also interview the actors that portray them throughout the series. Hearing from the people who lived through this historic event coupled with the actors will give viewers a fresh, personal and unprecedented perspective of their inspiring journey.

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