First Look

HBO Max will take on queer history in ‘Equal.’ Meet the all-star cast…

Anthony Rapp as Harry Hay

Rookie streaming giant HBO Max has announced its latest foray into exciting LGBTQ content: the limited series Equal about the history of queer rights.

Keiynan Lonsdale as Bayard Rustin

Produced by Greg Berlanti, Jim Parsons and the minds behind Queer EyeEqual will recount the history of the LGBTQ rights movement in the aftermath of the Stonewall Uprising, focusing on the brave and often little-known heroes of the time. In an exciting twist, the eclectic cast also features a litany of popular queer performers.

Jamie Clayton as Christine Jorgensen

The cast includes Keiynan Lonsdale as Bayard Rustin, Anthony Rapp as Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay, Hailie Sahar as Sylvia Rivera, Jamie Clayton as Christine Jorgensen, Samira Wiley as Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hannsberry, Elizabeth Ludlow as Stormé DeLarverie (the woman who actually started the Stonewall riots), and Shannon Purser & Heather Matarazzo as longtime lesbian activist couple Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon. Isis King, Gale Harold, Chyanne Jackson, Sam Pancake, Sarah Gilbert, Jai Rodriguez and Theo Germaine also star.

Elizabeth Ludlow as Stormé DeLarverie

Directed by queer directors Stephen Kijak and Kimberly ReedEqual lands on HBO Max this October.

Samara Wiley as Lorriane Hannsberry
Shannon Purser & Heather Matarazzo as Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon.