Thursday, July 25, 7:30pm
Left Bank Books
Join the Gay Men's Reading Group for a discussion of Tinderbox by Robert W. Fieseler!
Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue- collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community.
Get Tinderbox for 20% off in store and online during the months of June and July!
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