Melissa (Famiglietti) Rodriguez

More Forgotten History: The UpStairs Lounge arson from 1973

Blog Post created by Melissa (Famiglietti) Rodriguez Employee on Jun 13, 2019

Before the horrific events of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the UpStairs Lounge arson attack was one of the deadliest assaults on the LGBQT community-- except hardly anyone heard about it. In honor of #PrideMonth, read into why this deadly attack is completely unknown to so many.  Read more here:


In topical classes on gay and lesbian history, everyone covers Stonewall, but is this covered? What are you covering in your courses?