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Lavender Scare

Episode #93

2018-06-15 12:22:15


Helen James grew up in a military family — her great great grandfather fought in the Civil War, her father in WWI, and her uncles in WWII. So when she enlisted in 1952, she felt like she belonged. Shortly after, she realized something was wrong.

Today we talk to one of the officers impacted by a campaign to remove gay and lesbian members of the U.S. Army in the 1950s.