The Horror Upstairs: A Massacre of Gay Men in New Orleans, 1973

Lecture Description

In New Orleans in 1973, an arsonist set fire to a bar that gay men converted into a church; 32 men and women were killed and over 40 others were injured. This lecture traces the events that led up to the fire and the group of individuals who perished–who were members of the Metropolitan Community Church and used a bar on Sunday evening as a place of their worship. This was the largest massacre of gay people in U.S. History


Crime, Violence, Incarceration LGBTQ+

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