Season 1, Episode 2 – Night II
Part 2 of 4. 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. Later, in 1981, a disease dubbed “gay cancer” begins taking the lives of gay men and IV drug users.
“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.