Narrated by Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Pose), Equal pays tribute to the epic origin stories of the LGBTQ+ movement. This four-part docuseries captures the gripping and true backstories of the leaders and unsung heroes who changed the course of history through their tireless activism. The star-studded cast, which includes Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, Shannon Purser, Heather Matarazzo, Jamie Clayton, Isis King, Samira Wiley and Gale Harold, plays a handful of activists recognized for their unrelenting fight for justice and equality in the Queer community of post-war America and pre-Stonewall uprising.
In response to a repressive 1950s culture that considers homosexuality illegal and immoral, two iconic gay rights groups organize, fight back, and lay the foundation for the modern LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.
The incredible stories of three trans trailblazers from the across the ages help illuminate the significance of the 1966 uprising at San Francisco’s Compton’s Cafeteria.
We meet three very different activists whose lives and work epitomized the intersection of gay and civil rights in the 1960s: Lorraine Hansberry, Bayard Rustin, and José Sarria.
The events of the historic Stonewall Uprising are told through the voices of the activists and icons who were there, and who helped usher in a new era of being, out, proud, and EQUAL.
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