“Self-admitted homosexual” was the bureaucratic pejorative for Thomas H. Tattersall, certified insane, federal employee, resident of St. Elizabeth’s federal psychiatric hospital during the 1950s in Washington, DC. A destination for […]
There’s a fear afoot in America. LGBT people have made much progress but are still second-class citizens in many respects. Now, under Donald Trump, there appears to be an intentional […]
Read MSDC’s new motion in opposition to the Department of Justice.
Unless you read the LGBT newspaper The Advocate or lurk about the State Department website, you may have missed it — but John F. Kerry accomplished something unprecedented on Jan. […]
Charles Francis sets three books down on the table. “These are the last three biographies of President Eisenhower,” he says. “Not one of them mentions Executive Order 10450.” That 1953 […]
When we talk about advances in civil and gay rights, we often talk in terms of famous firsts: Los Angeles’ first Black Mayor Tom Bradley or the state’s first openly […]
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Michael Isikoff and Charles Francis about their documentary Uniquely Nasty, which explores the government’s campaign against gay workers starting in the 1950s. Listen >
On Friday, October 2, at 7 p.m., the National Archives presents a special documentary screening of “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays.” Using records found in the National […]