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Jim Parsons and Greg Berlanti team up for new series on LGBTQ history

The new series will land on HBO Max and will tell the story of a different landmark event in LGBTQ history

2019-10-17

Words: Steve Brown

Jim Parsons and Greg Berlanti team up for a new series which will shine a light on LGBTQ history.

The new hour-long, four-part documentary series called Equal will tell the story of a different landmark event or unsung hero of the LGBTQ community and will air on HBO Max.

Stories will include those of Harry Hay, the Daughters of Bilitis, Christine Jorgensen and Bayard Rustin as well as the Stonewall riots and the first ever LGBTQ Pride parade.

According to the Mail Online, the series will feature reenactments of some of the most iconic moments in our history as well as never-before-seen footage.

Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of Original Non-fiction and Kids Programming at HBO Max said: “In June, we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which shepherded in a new era for LGBTQ+ pride. 

“While we know the story behind that fateful summer night, there’s a lot of fascinating, untold history of the patriots, artists, and thinkers who paved the way. 

“It’s time to share their heroic tales, and we could not have more perfect partners in Jim Parsons, Greg Berlanti, Jon Jashni and Scout to introduce our HBO Max audience to these historical trailblazers.”

Berlanti and Parsons will produce through their respective production companies, Berlanti Productions and That's Wonderful Productions.