60 years ago last month, President Eisenhower signed an executive order directing that all “sexual perverts” be discovered and removed from government jobs. Over 5000 gay people lost their jobs, but you aren’t likely to read about this event in many history books. “The Lavender Scare” is a documentary about this dark time in our history and Emmy-winning producer Josh Howard joined us to talk more about this time and his documentary.
This month we also start the first of a four-part series on the legal aspects of LGBT relationships with family law attorney Kinna Crocker of Terre Family Law. On the Outbeat Youth segment, 12-year-old Daniel Leffew-Foxworthy shares the letter he wrote to the Supreme Court supporting his two dads and urging the Court to rule against Proposition 8.