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When We Rise

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS March 25, 2017

In the face of California's Proposition 8 stripping away the rights of the LGBTQI community to marry, a newly energised Cleve inspires a younger generation to organize a march on Washington to demand full, federal LGBTQI equality in all matters. Meanwhile Roma uses her lessons learned as a women and LGBTQI activist to fight for healthcare in San Francisco. Ken is struggling to reconcile his sexual orientation with his love of God, so recruits an old friend to help fund a meal program for an LGBTQI-inclusive church.

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