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The Fire at the Upstairs Lounge: The Worst LGBT Massacre in US History Occurred 42 Years Ago Today

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  On June 24, 1973, an arsonist attacked the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans, Louisiana. The space was full of members of the local Metropolitan Community Church gathered to celebrate the last night of Pride Weekend. When the fire broke out, the bars on the windows kept most people from escaping. As onlookers made jokes, […]

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