ABC Greenlights LGBT History Miniseries “When We Rise”.

Gay Rights

Deadline reports that ABC has greenlit an upcoming miniseries about the history of the gay rights movement from its “turbulent infancy” to the present.

ABC is reassembling the team of the 2008 movie Milk for another project about the gay rights movement, eight-hour miniseries When We Rise. Milk director Gus Van Sant has joined the mini, written/executive produced by Milk writer Dustin Lance Black and executive produced by the film’s producer Bruce Cohen. The project, which had been in development at ABC for more than two years, has now been officially greenlighted for production with Van Sant directing the first two-hour episode. He will executive produce the mini alongside Black, Cohen and Laurence Mark.

So 46 years covered in 8 hours.  Good luck.

Lets hope that Dustin Lance Black actually does some research unlike that of Roland Emmerich.  After all Black won’t have “The Life and Times of Harvey Milk” to adapt this time. And as we know from Emmerich’s “Stonewall” and the flap surrounding it that the events of that night have not been well documented and have been re-written many times.


About Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact:

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