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Lavender Scare

Frank Kameny leads a picket line in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4, 1965, four years before the Stonewall uprising. Courtesy of The New York Public Library.
Frank Kameny leads a picket line in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4, 1965, four years before the Stonewall uprising. Courtesy of The New York Public Library.

Lavender Scare

Learn the untold story of how tens of thousands of homosexual 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.

Rating: 
TVPG
Length: 
56 minutes
Closed Caption: 
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