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When We Rise Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

8 Episodes 2016 -

Episode 1

Part I

Mon, Feb 27, 2017 60 mins

The miniseries about a diverse family of LGBTQ people who helped pioneer the equality movement in the U.S. begins with the social-justice fighters moving to San Francisco after coming out or being outed. There, they join the fledgling LGBTQ movement and set out to change the world.

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Episode 2

Part II

Mon, Feb 27, 2017 60 mins

In the continuation of the premiere, the activists move to San Francisco after coming out or being outed. There, they join the fledgling LGBTQ movement and set out to change the world.

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Episode 3

Part III

Wed, Mar 1, 2017 60 mins

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

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Episode 4

Part IV

Wed, Mar 1, 2017 60 mins

In 1981, a disease dubbed "gay cancer" begins taking the lives of gay men and IV drug users.

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Episode 5

Part V

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 60 mins

In the early 1990s, Cleve, Ken and Richard each battle HIV/AIDS. Cleve dedicates himself to creating the Names Project AIDS Memorial quilt; and Cecilia helps Ken enter a VA hospital for treatment, but "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" makes it challenging.

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Episode 6

Part VI

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 60 mins

In 1997, Cleve realizes that he's been pushed aside by modern LGBT rights organizations when they honor the president who signed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the Defense of Marriage Act over his objections.

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Episode 7

Part VII

Fri, Mar 3, 2017 60 mins

In 2008, Cleve inspires the younger generation to march on Washington, D.C., to demand LGBTQ equality. Roma, meanwhile, fights for healthcare for all in San Francisco; and Ken strives to get the city to help fund a meal program at one of the first LGBTQ inclusive churches in the nation.

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Episode 8

Part VIII

Fri, Mar 3, 2017 60 mins

In the finale, everyone's fate rests on the decision of nine justices in the nation's highest court.

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