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  1. TonkaManOR says

    Ghosthunters actually recorded an episode there. And went over the whole story of the bar and it’s fire. I think I remember that Adam Berry kind of came out on that episode.

  2. says

    In a project with great potential in other ways, until we can see any new evidence, we hope he’s not going to perpetuate the popular but false narrative that this was a fire set by a straight homophobe to kill gays when:

    “The cause of the fire was never officially determined, but ask anyone who is familiar with the incident and they will tell you it was arson. They will even tell you the name of who set the blaze. The number one suspect, and really only suspect, was a hustler and troublemaker who had been tossed out of the bar earlier in the evening. Using some lighter fluid he bought from Walgreens he doused the steps and lit them on fire. He would later brag about it when drunk. However, he was never charged and eventually killed himself.” – Out And About newspaper, 11-1-07.

    There is no dispute, however, about the outrageous indifference in the way most of the straight community reacted, including churches which wouldn’t hold memorial services and public officials.

  3. says

    In a project with great potential in other ways, until we can see any new evidence, we hope he’s not going to perpetuate the popular but false narrative that this was a fire set by a straight homophobe to kill gays when:

    “The cause of the fire was never officially determined, but ask anyone who is familiar with the incident and they will tell you it was arson. They will even tell you the name of who set the blaze. The number one suspect, and really only suspect, was a hustler and troublemaker who had been tossed out of the bar earlier in the evening. Using some lighter fluid he bought from Walgreens he doused the steps and lit them on fire. He would later brag about it when drunk. However, he was never charged and eventually killed himself.” – Out And About newspaper, 11-1-07.

    There is no dispute, however, about the outrageous indifference in the way most of the straight community reacted, including churches which wouldn’t hold memorial services and public officials.

  4. Wayne says

    Michael,

    The play is based on the most scholarly research I could find and does NOT perpetuate the myth you describe. In fact, it debunks it.

    I think it could be said that homophobia was one of the causes of the fire, but homophobes aren’t always straight or overtly political.

    -Wayne

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