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‘Pose’ creator Steven Canals announces next project, and it’s gay as can be

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Pose, series creator Steven Canals has announced his next endeavor: a TV series focusing on queer activists Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings.In the 1950s and 60s, Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings witnessed the so-called “Lavender Scare,” a targeting and purging of queer employees within the United States government.

The two began work together to defend the standing of patriotic LGBTQ Americans and have homosexuality declassified as a mental illness.

The new show, titled 81 Words, will focus on their efforts.Related: Meet the entertainment creators fighting the good fight this year“In the 1950s & 60s LGBT people were seen as sexually deviant & diagnosed as mentally ill by the medical establishment,” Canals posted to Instagram. “And then.

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