The book "relates the frightening, untold story of how, during the Cold War, homosexuals were considered as dangerous a threat to national security as Communists." The federal government lead a campaign of "homosexual purges ending promising careers, ruining lives, and pushed many to suicide."
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Cristina Bartolomei, Jamie Shoemaker, and Matt Phan after the presentation.
In partnership with Commerce Pride, an LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group at the Department, we hosted Jamie Shoemaker, the first known LGBTQ+ employee to retain his security clearance and keep his federal job at the NSA.
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