I've passed by this plaque in the sidewalk at 141 Chartres Street. A wave of grief always washes over men when I see it.
Author Robert Fieseler's book "Tinderbox" looks at the 1973 fire at the UpStairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans, which killed 32 people and put prejudicial beliefs against gay men in sharp relief.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Fieseler (@wordbobby) about the book.
Book Excerpt: 'Tinderbox'
by Robert Fieseler
June 25, 1995
Excerpted from the book Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler. Copyright © 2018 by Robert W. Fieseler. Used with permission of the publisher, Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.