Prof. Charles featured in documentary about FBI persecution of gays, lesbians

A documentary released today by Yahoo News draws upon work by Douglas Charles, associate professor of history at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

Investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff produced the documentary, "Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government's War on Gays" in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Professor Charles explained why the "war" metaphor was appropriate in regard to government actions and the consequences to individuals (see also

The forthcoming book by Professor Charles focuses on the FBI's role: "Hoover?s War on Gays: Exposing the FBI?s ?Sex Deviates? Program." The book is expected to be released in September 2015.