Dustin Lance Black on latest ABC project, When We Rise
WCT: How was When We Rise created?
DLB: I heard four years ago that ABC was starting to option LGBT books. I thought that was interesting because four years before that I was paying for rights for Milk on my credit card because no one was interested in LGBT projects. I wanted to create something that went beyond the gay, white, male experience and was more diverse. I wanted to do it on a network that wouldn't just be preaching to the choir. I put down everything that I was working on to do this. I spent a year researching the stories to depict. I wanted to do it in a way that not only communicates with LGBT, but other folks, like my family, who are conservative and Southern. READ MORE