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Executive Order 10450

April 27, 1953: For LGBT Americans, A Day That Lives In Infamy

Josh Howard | Posted 06.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh Howard

On the morning of April 27, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared war on homosexuals. In one of his first official acts after taking office, Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10450, which banned gay men and lesbians from working for any agency of the federal government.

Perved: Eisenhower Anti-Gay Executive Order Turns 60

Charles Francis | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Francis

There is no remedy for the thousands whose lives were destroyed, the searing and humiliating personal investigations, the untold numbers of men and women driven from public service. But, as in any "truth and reconciliation" project, let us at least tell the story.