St. Mark’s United Methodist Church will host an interfaith memorial service for the 32 people that died in an arson attack at the French Quarter gay bar UpStairs Lounge on June 24, 1973. Until the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016, the fire was the deadliest attack on a queer venue in U.S. history.
The service will take place Sunday, June 24 at 5:00 p.m. Both Rabbi Reimer and Rabbi Cohn will participate. A second line from Armstrong Park to the site of UpStairs Lounge will immediately follow the service.
St. Mark’s is located at 1130 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116.