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55: The UpStairs Lounge Fire

55: The UpStairs Lounge Fire

Update: 2019-06-0611
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In 1973, a horrific fire killed 32 people in the gay bar, the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans. When city and state officials and the churches turned their backs on the victims and survivors of the tragedy, the gay community rallied together. Today it is known as the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement in New Orleans.

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Suggested Reading:
The Up Stairs Lounge Arson: Thirty-Two Deaths in a New Orleans Gay Bar, June 24, 1973:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LI9DYFU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o03?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Let the Faggots Burn: The UpStairs Lounge Fire:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MKCC9U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I’m at CrimeCon this week! Please stop by to see me if you are attending. And if you’re not attending the convention, but in New Orleans, stop by the Hilton Riverside Bar at 8pm on Saturday, June 8th. Several of your favorite podcasters and I will be there to meet up with listeners and have a few drinks. I’d love to see you!

details: : Spirts’ Bar & Lounge at 2 Poydras St. New Orleans, 70130, 8pm, June 8th.

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55: The UpStairs Lounge Fire

55: The UpStairs Lounge Fire

Erica Kelley