IndiEvents will be screening the South Dakota premiere of Upstairs Inferno which up until last weekend was the largest gay mass murder in the U.S.
On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar located on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. Thirty-two people were killed and some bodies were never identified. One-third of the New Orleans chapter of the Metropolitan Community Church were killed in the blaze, including two clergy.
Up until the unfortunate Orlando shootings this last June 12, the New Orleans fire was the largest mass murder of gays in the U.S. We have seen the Orlando shootings in national and international media coverage. In contrast, when it was learned that the New Orleans fire involved a gay party, it was swept under the rug and the arsonist was never charged.
Upstairs Inferno will be shown Sunday evening, June 26, at Club David in Sioux Falls starting at 6 pm.
UPSTAIRS INFERNO – Trailer 2 [HD] (www.UpstairsInferno.com) from Camina Entertainment on Vimeo.