"Targets [of Ike gay ban] who killed themselves, sometimes 'within minutes' after leaving ['hatchet man's"] office. 'One guy, he barely left my office, and he must’ve had this thing in his coat pocket - and boom! - right on the corner of 21st & Virginia,'”
Sad bookend to this terrible history: the leader of govt purge of gay people during the Cold War was himself gay. Although the times are now very different, our govt still wants to keep trans ppl from serving their country - how will future gens see this?