iOS app Android app

The Lavender Scare

Frank Kameny: 'The U.S. Government Surrendered To Me On July 3, 1975'

Josh Howard | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh Howard

Finally, in the early 1970s, two federal courts ruled that the government could not fire people simply because they were gay or lesbian, and the Civil Service Commission grudgingly amended its rules.

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.

60 Years After A Brutal Witch Hunt, New Hope For ENDA

Josh Howard | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh Howard

ENDA would protect LGBT Americans from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The brightening outlook for ENDA comes at a time when we are marking the 60th anniversary of another historic moment for LGBT people. This one, however, was devastating.