TIL: The Newport sex scandal. In 1919, future 4-time president Roosevelt oversaw a covert “sting” whereby young “straight” Navy men were ordered to solicit and have gay sex with men at the Newport YMCA. FDR’s conduct was later found to be “reprehensible” by a Senate Subcommittee.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/franklin-d-roosevelts-forgotten-anti-gay-sex-crusade

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