Who else is watching ‘When We Rise’?

Who else is watching ‘When We Rise’?

“Friend, I have thought long on this. And I feel in my heart that it matters not who or how you love, but perhaps…where.” #WhenWeRise

“Identity politics” is one of those labels that say most about the labeler. Used as a pejorative (generally by people who already feel safe in their identity), it implies that causes like race, gender and sexual-orientation rights should be secondary to concerns that — so the argument goes — are more concrete and universal.

‘When We Rise’, ABC’s sweeping four-night history of the gay rights movement, is a rebuttal. As a television drama, it often plays like a high-minded, dutiful educational video. But at its best moments, it’s also a timely statement that identity is not just an abstraction but a matter of family, livelihood, life and death.

The series, airing in four parts beginning Feb. 27, feels particularly urgent, as it follows a group of Americans who are as everyday as it gets—protesters and organizers who struggle to make themselves heard.

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  1. MagDiva
    March 03, 12:21 Reply

    Loving it so far. I think it’s timely especially now the political climate has become pre-apocalyptic. I was however disappointed that when it first aired, there was little or no chatter. This is the type of docudrama we need

    • Pink Panther
      March 03, 12:47 Reply

      Just started it myself. It has such a Harvey Milk feel to it. And I LOVED Milk.

  2. Dimkpa
    March 03, 17:44 Reply

    It is difficult to watch sometimes.

    An emotional roller coaster if ever there was one.
    There are the uplifting stories of love and small victories, the stark reality of the hopelessness of AIDS at the onset, glimpses of courage and perseverance in the face of unfavourably odds, the heartwarming scenes of acceptance from loved ones and heartbreaking narratives of loss.

    It makes some of our squabbles pale in comparison.

  3. Hush
    March 03, 21:26 Reply

    Pls, where can I dowload it free?! Av searched all over d Internet bt seems noting is free these days…

  4. Mr. X
    March 04, 22:32 Reply

    The first time it aired on abc I shed tears. Reason being that many Nigerian gay men here in America are busy being dramatic and getting their asylum approved but do not have anything to offer after getting it. A vast majority of them here are not even useful. They take their freedom for granted and do not seek to make posterity remember them especially for future gay men who may relocate to America.
    This series gave me more insight into the lives our gay forefathers suffered in America to grant us the freedom we enjoy but what are we keeping for the future coming after us?

    A concerned Nigerian gay man in the US.

  5. Sage
    March 05, 01:43 Reply

    Please anyone with the link plsssssssssss

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