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HBO Max Orders Docuseries About Forgotten Lgbtq Heroes From Greg Berlanti, Jim Parsons

HBO Max has picked up a four-part docuseries about the forgotten leaders of the Lgbtq rights movement from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Jim Parsons, the streaming service announced Wednesday.

Titled “Equal,” the four-part series will document the “gripping and true backstories of the leaders and unsung heroes, pre-Stonewall, who changed the course of American history through their tireless activism,” using both documentary footage and “high-end re-enactments,” according to HBO Max’s description of the show.

Subjects tackled on the show will include gay rights activist Harry Hay; lesbian civil rights group Daughters of Bilitis; Christine Jorgensen, a transgender woman who flew to Europe to publicly transition in 1951; and gay rights and African American rights leader Bayard Rustin. The final episode will center on the Stonewall Riots and the first Pride event the following year.

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