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Safe/Haven: Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove

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  Thanks to Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s ‘Lavender Scare’ culture, the 1950s’ became one of the most homophobic times in American history.   McCarthy  and his people created a world in which gay people were persecuted and ostracized both at work and at home.  After President Eisenhower’ issued an Executive ORder “sexual perversion”  it became grounds for the investigation … Continue reading



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