When We Rise

Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black Talks About Bringing When We Rise to ABC—and His Disney Favorites

By Jeffrey Epstein

When Dustin Lance Black was thinking about creating a miniseries based on the lives of real pioneers who were a part of the LGBT civil rights movement, he had only one network in mind: ABC. “Growing up in a conservative, Southern, military, Christian home, the network I was allowed to watch was ABC,” explains Black, who won an Academy Award®…

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