The personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. 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.

  1. Dustin Lance Black


Series Cast

  1. Austin P. McKenzie as Young Cleve Jones

    Austin P. McKenzie

    Young Cleve Jones

    4 Episodes

  2. Emily Skeggs as Young Roma Guy

    Emily Skeggs

    Young Roma Guy

    4 Episodes

  3. Jonathan Majors as Young Ken Jones

    Jonathan Majors

    Young Ken Jones

    4 Episodes

  4. Fiona Dourif as Young Diane Jones

    Fiona Dourif

    Young Diane Jones

    4 Episodes

  5. Rachel Griffiths as Diane Jones

    Rachel Griffiths

    Diane Jones

    4 Episodes

  6. Mary-Louise Parker as Roma Guy

    Mary-Louise Parker

    Roma Guy

    4 Episodes

  7. Guy Pearce as Cleve Jones

    Guy Pearce

    Cleve Jones

    4 Episodes

  8. Michael Kenneth Williams as Ken Jones

    Michael Kenneth Williams

    Ken Jones

    4 Episodes

  9. Ivory Aquino as Cecilia Chung

    Ivory Aquino

    Cecilia Chung

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2017 • 4 Episodes

Season 1 of When We Rise premiered on February 27, 2017.

Part IV

(1x4, March 3, 2017) Season Finale

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When We Rise
When We Rise


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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