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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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Dr. Franklin E. Kameny (voice)
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Drew Ference (voice)
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Madeleine Tress (voice)
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Dennis Flinn (voice)

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Josh Howard

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Josh Howard ... producer
Kevin Jennings ... executive producer
Barbara Pierce ... associate 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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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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  • The Lavender Scare (United States)
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  • 77 min
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