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Helen Grace James was kicked out of the military for being a lesbian. Now she's won back her pride after she won her lawsuit against the US Air Force.

In the wake of the Second World War, lesbian life in the 1950s became more structured. It also gave the lesbian community a chance to reinvent themselves.

Occurring alongside the Red Scare, the Lavender Scare was the simultaneous persecution of the LGBT employees of the government during the 1950s.