The Brigade of Irish Gentlemen Opposed to Tolerance
Uganda’s Red Pepper Sunday Edition
September 9, 2007
Hoover and Tolson
Clyde Tolson joined the FBI in 1928 and rose to become Assistant Director within three years. Tolson and Edgar were lovers and vacationed together every year. Just as Roy Cohn — closeted and self-hating — would help to persecute thousands of gays and lesbians as major players in the Lavender Scare.
The Candlestick Murder
Charleston, South Carolina, News and Courier, November 2, 1958
Jack Dobbins, a 30-year-old Charleston chemical company executive was clubbed to death with a heavy brass candlestick, in his home Halloween night 1958.
Charleston Air Force Base, Airman 3rd Class John Joseph Mahon surrendered “upon having read of Dobbins’ death.” He was charged and held without bail. Facing the death penalty at trial, Mahon’s lawyers used a homosexual-panic defense. Despite the conflicting testimony, Mahon received a not guilty verdict after only eight minutes of jury deliberation.More >
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