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The Lavender Scare

Original title
The Lavender Scare
Year
Running time
77 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Music
Joel Goodman
Cast
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Producer
Full Exposure Films
Genre
Documentary | Gay & Lesbian
Synopsis / Plot
With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be "security risks" and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that lasts for forty years and ruins thousands of lives, while thrusting an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.

Premiere: June 18 on PBS.
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