The Lavender Scare

2017 | USA | 78 min
Directed & Written By: Josh Howard

With the United States gripped in the panic of the 1950s Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and vows to rid the government of all employees discovered to be gay or lesbian. Tens of thousands are fired. But this little-known witch hunt, which continues for four decades, has an unintended effect: it thrusts an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.

Community Partners

Human Rights Campaign - Long Beach
Historical Society of Long Beach

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