Here's How Authorities In The Mid-20th Century Tried To Ruin Queer Lives

"I didn't know how intricate the plot against us was..."

Lillian Faderman, a scholar on queer issues, has been writing about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community for years. But in her newest book titled The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggleshe dives deep into queer history and told HuffPost Live on Wednesday she was "astonished" to learn the lengths authorities in the mid-20th century would go to "trap LGBT people." Check it out in the video above.

Watch the video above to hear more from Lillian Faderman discuss the backlash against queers, and click here for the full segment.

Want more HuffPost Live? Stream us anytime on Go90, Verizon's mobile social entertainment network, and listen to our best interviews on iTunes.

Also on HuffPost:

Gay Pride Around The World