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Film Viewing & Discussion: The Lavender Scare

Film Viewing & Discussion: The Lavender Scare

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
11:30am - 1:00pm Eastern
Reading Room - HCHB RM 1894


In conversation with Jamie Shoemaker, the first known LGBTQ+ employee to be allowed to retain his security clearance and keep his federal job at the NSA.

Learn the untold story of how tens of thousands of LGBTQ federal workers were either fired or denied employment in the 1950s, stirring outrage in the gay community and starting an LGBTQ rights movement with an unlikely hero at the forefront.

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The Lavender Scare - Trailer from The Lavender Scare on Vimeo.

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