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Gay bar tragedy: Search renewed to find victims of 1973 Upstairs Lounge fire

Pulse nightclub tragedy in 2016, the worst mass killing of people at a gay bar in the US took place in New Orleans in 1973.A Sunday afternoon arson attack on a gay bar called the Upstairs Lounge resulted in the deaths of 32 people.However, unlike Pulse, this attack took place in a very different era. When it became clear the tragedy had hit a gay bar, city officials acted with a lack of sympathy for those who died.

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