When We Rise
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.
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Season 1Drama Fever
S01 E01Feb 28, 2017
Part I Feb 28, 2017 A young peace activist escapes his repressive life in Phoenix and heads to San Francisco, hoping to find refuge and community, but finds that the struggle for survival is just as difficult as it was back home.
S01 E02Mar 2, 2017
Part II Mar 2, 2017 Roma is a dedicated member of the women's movement who has not come to terms with her sexuality. When NOW purges lesbians from its ranks, Roma moves to San Francisco and dedicates herself to opening the first women's center in the country by women, for women.
S01 E03Mar 3, 2017
Parts III Mar 3, 2017 By chance, Wola and Musang pass each other on the street and try in vain to reach one another, but their captors and chains bind them. Later, the other female slaves help Wola complete her chores which were given to her as punishment, saying they're all in this situation together.
S01 E04Mar 4, 2017
Part IV Mar 4, 2017 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.
S01 E05Mar 2, 2017
Part V Mar 2, 2017 Wola gets punished for trying to watch Kim Jun compete in the tournament but Songi takes pity on her and allows her to watch the games. Kim Jun is doing very well, raising his status slowly but surely, and is allowed more food and given less beatings.
S01 E06Mar 2, 2017
Part VI Mar 2, 2017 After Kim Jun's incessant begging, Songi eventually allows him to go back into the arena, misjudging his determination by thinking it's all for her. During the arena battle, Kim Jun's condition gets the best of him for a little while but seeing his team defeated gives him a second wind.
S01 E07Mar 3, 2017
Part VII Mar 3, 2017 Kim Jun wins the arena battle after a few close calls with the enemy, surprising and delighting everyone in crowd except the abbot and a frightened Wola. Songi finds herself exhilarated and fascinated by Kim Jun's performance, determination and courage, slowly but surely falling in love with him.