Uniquely Nasty Film Screening

LC-GLOBE, GLASS, and the LGBT CSA, in association with the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, present a screening of the landmark Yahoo News documentary, "Uniquely Nasty" (2015, 30 min.). We will be joined by Michael Isikoff (Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News) and Charles Francis (President, The Mattachine Society of Washington, DC) for a Q&A session following the film. The Library's Manuscript Division will present a display of items from the Frank Kameny papers. Presented with permission of Long Story Short Media.

About "Uniquely Nasty"

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Yahoo News presents a new 30-minute documentary, “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays,” reported and narrated by chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff. The film explores a dark and little-known chapter in America’s recent political past, when gays and lesbians were barred from working for the federal government and the FBI, through its“sex deviates” program, secretly collected hundreds of thousands of files on the sex lives of American citizens.

“Uniquely Nasty” includes never-before-seen government memos by legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (read by George Takei) and John Steele, a top lawyer for the U.S. Civil Service Commission (read by Matt Bomer) asserting that gays were “not suitable” for federal employment. “Uniquely Nasty” is divided into three chapters.

October 29, 2015 at 2pm - 4pm
Library of Congress, Mary Pickford Theater
101 SE Independence Ave
Madison Building (3rd Floor)
Washington, DC 20540
United States
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