Book Talk: “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation”, by Robert W. Fieseler

Thursday, September 27th 2018

7:00 PM

Join author Robert W. Fieseler as he gives a reading (and sign copies of!) his new book, published this summer by W.W. Norton. An essential work of American civil rights history, “Tinderbox” mesmerizingly chronicles the June 24, 1973 fire at the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans, which claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman, and devastated that city’s subterranean gay community. It was the largest mass murder of gays until the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Buried for decades, the tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement.
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Location Details

William Way LGBT Center

Location Address

1315 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107