During the 1950s Junior Senator of Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, generated fear in the American minds because of the threats of communism. He led people to believe that anyone around them could be a Russian spy. Another part of this witch-hunt called the Red Scare, is the Lavender Scare. The Lavender Scare was the persecution of gay people because they were thought to have been Communists. Many people were led to believe that people that were in love with the opposite sex were easy to convert to Communism. This led to many people being dragged through the mud, as many people were during that time.
April 28 / Buffalo State Record