Tag Archives: Gay History

July 01

Memorializing The Victims Of Horrific Firebombing At New Orleans’ Upstairs Lounge

via Queerty. On June 24, 1973, the deadliest LGBT massacre in American history happened in New Orleans. At 7:56 PM, an unknown assailant set ablaze the stairwell leading to the Upstairs Lounge, a second-floor gay bar. 60 people were trapped inside. As the flames spread, some were able to escape through an unmarked exit. But others — panicked, […]