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Up Stairs Lounge Arson Attack

32 Died, and I Wrote a Musical About It: Why I Did It and Would Do It Again

Wayne Self | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

The UpStairs Lounge arson ranks as the largest single crime against LGBT people in U.S. history. Thirty-two lives were lost in an unspeakable act of violence. This horror had happened in my lifetime, just four hours from my hometown, and I'd never heard of it. In fact, few had.