Gay Links 50 Year Ago, the Fire at the Up Stairs Lounge Gay Bar in New Orleans Killed 32

Up Stairs LoungeFifty years ago, 32 people died in what was once the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ+ community in U.S. history. On the evening of June 24, 1973, an arsonist torched the entryway into the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans, setting off a catastrophic blaze that quickly ate up the stairway leading up to the bar before consuming the establishment itself.