When We Rise
“When We Rise” chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs 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.
The events is set in the 70s of the 20th century. In the center of events are young people which actively defend the rights of gay people. They live in the USA and organize outdoor events for this reason. The Sexual minorities were persecuted by law enforcement agencies and despised by society at that time. People thought gays and lesbians the leftovers of society and beat them in streets of the city. But they don't want to hide anymore. Cleve Jones is one of the main characters. He was born in 1954. He was one of the first fighters for gay's rights in 1972 in Arizona. He achieved worldwide recognition and legalization of same-sex marriage with his associates together. The second protagonist of the series is African American Ken. He fought in Vietnam and helped HIV-positive people. They led an army of Protestants and fought with them. They were inspired by real stories of families. And now they intend to fight to the end. As we can see in our days, their efforts were not in vain.Read more »