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Executive Order 10450

Ghosts in the Courtroom

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Mattachine brief, and the archival rescue that went into it, is in partial payment of an historic debt. But victory in the marriage cases will not complete that debt.

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.

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.