The very talented Anthony Rapp is one of many A-list talents who are part of the upcoming HBO MAX docuseries Equal which premieres on October 22.
Equal highlights queer rights pioneers, activists and political figures from the turn of the century all the way to the 1970’s. The star-studded cast features famed LGBTQ talent including Cheyenne Jackson, Hailie Sahar, Isis King, Jamie Clayton, Keiynan Lonsdale, Samira Wiley, Sara Gilbert and Shannon Purser.
Anthony takes on the role of prominent gay rights activist Harry Hay who stuck his foot out for our community nearly twenty years before The Stonewall Riots occurred.
The series covers historic events and organizations including the Mattachine Society, the Daughters of Bilitis, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots, Stonewall and the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. Some of these are unknown to the younger generations which makes it all that much more important for them and anyone with a vested interest to tune into Equal when it begins next week.
Anthony talked with Instinct EXCLUSIVELY about being involved in his project, what he hopes viewers get out of it and what could be happening next year when Rent has its 25th anniversary…