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LGBT Film/Video Festival: The Lavender Scare Film Screening

Date(s) - Thursday, November 8th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

UWM Union Theatre

Milwaukee’s LGBT Film/Video Festival and Jewish Museum Milwaukee are teaming up to screen The Lavender Scare, the first documentary film to tell the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual. The film has won twelve awards for Best Documentary since its premiere in 2017.

“We have information that you are a homosexual. What you have to say in your defense?”

dsc0801-version-2That’s the question investigators asked countless U.S. government workers in a forty-year campaign to remove gay men and lesbians from the federal workforce. Careers were destroyed and lives were ruined. And then, from a community under siege, a hero stepped forward.

This extraordinary film is based on the book The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government by David Johnson. David Johnson will be speaking on the topic at Jewish Museum Milwaukee on Thursday, January 17.

Film Screening at UWM Union Cinema
Students FREE | Non-Students $5
For more information contact the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival.

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival was established in 1987 and is presented by the Film Department in the Peck School of the Arts of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Programming includes films and independent videos, documentaries, coming out films, romantic comedies, films dealing with LGBT identity with age, race, and religion, and films from in and outside the United States.

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