LGBTQ+ Docuseries ‘Equal’ Coming To Binge This October

This October during LGBT History Month, Binge will drop all four episodes of the powerful and provocative docuseries, Equal

Equal honours the rebels of yesteryear with never-before-seen archival footage and depictions that bring to life their true backstories across the four-part docuseries.

Over the course of the series, viewers will meet a wide range of LGBTQ+ visionaries portrayed by a powerhouse cast, many of whom identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Each part across the series has a distinct and connected telling:

  • Part one explores the rise of early organisations;
  • Part two chronicles the 20th century trans experience, bookended by the 1966 Compton Cafeteria riots in San Francisco;
  • Part three examines the contributions from the Black community on the growing LGBTQ+ civil rights movement; and
  • Part four ties in the decades long struggles with the culminated Stonewall uprising – the beginning of the Pride movement.

HBO Max this week released the names and images of the actors set to portray iconic LGBTQ+ activists and trailblazers recognised for their unrelenting fight for justice and equality in the queer community of post-war America and pre-Stonewall uprising.

Grammy nominee Cheyenne JacksonSAG® nominee Anthony RappPrimetime Emmy nominee Shannon PurserHeather MatarazzoJamie ClaytonIsis KingSamira WileyGale Harold, and many others star in this powerhouse line-up.

Emmy Award-winning Scout Productions, Emmy Nominated Greg Berlanti Productions, Emmy Award-winning Producer Jim Parsons and That’s Wonderful Productions, Jon Jashni of Raintree Ventures, and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television’s New Documentary Unit team up to bring this powerful series to viewers.

Acclaimed filmmaker and producer Stephen Kijak (Sid & Judy) is the showrunner and director of episodes one, three and four alongside ground-breaking trans director Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons), who directs episode two.