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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.
Season 1 - When We Rise
"1981: A new disease, initially named gay-related immune deficiency, starts spreading among gay men and drug users in San Francisco. Roma and Diane start a family."
"1978–79: Roma sees The Women's Building be established. Harvey Milk runs for the Board of Supervisors against a backdrop of Anita Bryant's "Moral Majority" and John Briggs's statewide initiative to ban gay people and allies from working with children."
"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."
"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."