New Kameny book cover mimics 1950 report calling gays ‘perverts’

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Above: Cover of Frank Kamey’s “The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America.” (Photo from the Washington Blade)

The author of an upcoming book on gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny’s groundbreaking work beginning in the late 1950s in fighting the federal government’s discrimination against gay people has given the Blade an advance look at the book’s unique cover.

Entitled “The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America,” the book’s cover partially replicates the cover of a sensational 1950 U.S. Senate report on homosexuals in federal employment that is credited with triggering widespread purges of gay federal workers over the next 30 years.

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