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In 1973, An Arson Killed 32 People At A Gay Bar. For Years, It Was Forgotten

It was 45 years ago this Sunday that one of the worst attacks on LGBTQ Americans left 32 people dead. For decades, homophobia led many to ignore the tragedy.

Decades before the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016 that claimed 49 lives, another deadly attack on LGBTQ Americans took place.

It was 45 years ago this Sunday that one of the worst attacks on the LGBTQ community left 32 people dead.

On June 24, 1973, a fire ripped through the Up Stairs Lounge — a gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The cause was arson. No one was ever charged or convicted of the

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