Documentary: “Uniquely Nasty”



Earlier this week, Yahoo News released a 30-minute online documentary entitled “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays.” Based on research by the Mattachine Society of Washington D.C., the film explores the federal persecution of gays and lesbians since the Cold War. Its three chapters tell the stories of a disillusioned gay Republican campaigner in the early 2000s, a senator’s son arrested for homosexual activity in the 1950s, and a low-level federal employee fired for homosexuality in the 1970s. The documentary – and the original documents also released on the website – expose a dark and widely forgotten chapter in U.S. history.