UPSTAIRS INFERNO

Benefit screening for Orlando Pulse Victims Fund

Sponsored by SEAGLA      

On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans, LA.  The result was the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history at that time.  Thirty-two people were killed and some bodies were never identified.  The primary suspect was never charged with the crime.  The devastation was compounded by the homophobic reactions and utter lack of concern by the general public, government and religious leaders.  The fire permanently altered lives and was the root of many lifelong struggles.

No-host wine & beer bar at the Wednesday show

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