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'When We Rise' makes the gay rights movement part of a universal struggle

'When We Rise' makes the gay rights movement part of a universal struggle

Gay storylines on network television aren’t always frivolous, but it’s rare when they embody themes that are universal to us all —  no matter if you identify as LGBTQ, SWM, SWF or  any other acronym. 

ABC’s four-part miniseries, “When We Rise,” chronicles the gay rights movement as a shared part of America’s history, from its early protests against police brutality in 1970s San Francisco to the same-sex marriage ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015.

“When We Rise,” which premieres Monday, is a history lesson wrapped in a human drama. It takes half a century of struggle and compresses it into a powerful...

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