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A Danger To My Country

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My Uncle Was Behind The Lavender Scare Outed. Ostracized. Out of a job. This was the reality for LGBT government workers during The Lavender Scare, in which "sexual perversion" was deemed a threat to America. The men behind The Lavender Scare and its reactions are long dead, but Peter Shinkle reads from the diary of his great uncle Bobby- this being Bobby Cutler, the first U.S. National Security Advisor
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This week on the StoryCorps podcast, we'll hear the story of one man's role in what we now call the Lavender Scare, and the great lengths one gay couple took to keep their relationship a secret.