The Lavender Scare

Kameny Testifies

Clip | 2m 34s

When a Congressman from Texas announced he was introducing legislation to “cripple” the Mattachine Society of Washington, the gay rights organization founded by Frank Kameny years earlier, Kameny demanded an opportunity to appear before a congressional committee to oppose the bill. In doing so, he became the first openly gay person to testify before Congress.

Aired: 06/18/19

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

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