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The Lavender Scare ()


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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... See more »

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Herself - Narrator (voice)
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Himself - Reader of Frank Kameny's Letters (voice)
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Herself - Reader of Madeleine Tress' Materials (voice)
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Himself - Reader of Dennis Flinn's Materials (voice)
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Himself - Reader of Drew Ference's Letters (voice)
David George ...
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Tom Knight ...
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John Piatek ...
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Kevan Rabat ...
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Artie Widgery ...
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (as David Johnson)
John Hanes ...
Himself (as John W. Hanes Jr.)
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Himself
Bartley A. Fugler ...
Himself
Carl Rizzi ...
Himself
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Herself (archiveFootage)
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Herself
Victor Ference ...
Himself
Jen Stotka ...
Herself
Bruce Forbes ...
Himself (as Rev. Bruce Forbes)
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Himself (archiveFootage) (as Frank Kemeny)
Rae Beck Kameny ...
Herself (archiveSound)
Richard A. Inman ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Lilli M. Vincenz ...
Herself (as Lilli Vincenz)
Dean Rusk ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Jamie Shoemaker ...
Himself
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

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Josh Howard

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David K. Johnson ... (book)

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Josh Howard ... producer
Kevin Jennings ... executive producer
Barbara Pierce ... associate producer
Andrew Tobias ... executive producer
Betsy West ... executive producer

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Joel Goodman

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Bruce Shaw

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Rob Burgos ... colorist

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Jill Landes ... associate director

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Dylan Hurley ... sound editor
Matt Kulewicz ... sound designer

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Andrew DeWitt ... music production manager
Jonathan Finegold ... music supervisor
Benjamin Krause ... composer: additional music
Joy Ngiaw ... score preparation

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Hillary Dann ... Archival Research
Karen Shatzkin ... legal services

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Plot Summary

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.

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Also Known As
  • The Lavender Scare (United States)
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  • 77 min
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Movie Connections Features Boys Beware (1961). See more »

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