New Documentary Shines Light On ‘Lavender Scare’ Gay Witch Hunt

A new documentary currently in production will draw attention to “The Lavender Scare,” a period of time during the 1950s and ’60s when over 10,000 gays and lesbians were forced out of their jobs. Parallel to the communist Red Scare, government officials feared that because of their sexual orientation, gay employees would be blackmailed to reveal state secrets. The Department of Justice made significant reference to this historic discrimination in the brief they recently filed against the Defense of Marriage Act. Watch the documentary’s trailer:

(HT: Towleroad.)