Part VI. 2008. The legalization of same-sex marriage has had a roller coaster of a ride. The latest victory was the California Supreme Court ruling that it is a constitutional right for people of the...
Part II. 1977. Cleve is working on Harvey Milk's next bid for a city supervisor seat, they hoping it will be fourth time lucky. Roma and her associates are not officially supporting Milk as they see ...
A dramatization of the real life San Francisco centered fight for LGBT rights from 1972 to 2015 is presented, the LGBT community which arguably has had the most numerous organized campaigns against them of any minority group to suppress those rights in the United States during that time period. It focuses on the advocacy and other supportive work of four individuals, Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Diane Jones and Ken Jones, whose experiences focus on different aspects of the issue. Cleve's story focuses primarily on the political and legislative fight for gay and ultimately LGBT rights. Roma's story focuses primarily on her fight for women's rights, especially safe places for women, within that where she as a lesbian fits, ultimately a fight for universal health care in San Francisco, and her personal relationships particularly with Diane. Beyond that relationship with Roma, Diane's story focuses on her work as a nurse in caring for AIDS patients, and her want as a lesbian to have a child. ... Written by
In episode two the movie Fame was mentioned and how a gay character in the movie was played by a straight actor. Michael DeLorenzo who plays Jose Sarria was a principal dancer in Fame. Paul McCrane also played a gay character in Fame. See more »
I just finished watching the premiere episode and I must say, I was very impressed. I was on the fence about watching this because I read a few semi-negative/average reviews of the series. However, all I'm going to say is I strongly disagree with calling this series anything other than excellent thus far. Especially when you compare it to what else is out there. I definitely came in with relatively average expectations, but was very pleasantly surprised. I'm glad a few reviews didn't dissuade me from watching a great series. You can tell ABC put in a good amount of time, effort and resources to make this and it shows in the superb quality of the content they produced. I highly recommend you give this series a shot. Especially if you're on the fence like I was, because you might just end up really liking it. UPDATE: Just finished the series and I loved it! Especially the last two episodes. It was a great overview of LGBTQ+ history and how it got to be where it is today
while still making it interesting and highlighting the three main
activists in the story Roma, Cleve & Ken.
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