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Rebuilding the Historic Closet: Robert Fieseler on writing about the Up Sta...

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The History Project

29 Stanhope Street

Boston, MA 02116

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While writing Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, author Robert Fieseler spent much time and effort recreating the context of "the closet" of 1973 - a societal condition that now puzzles LGBTQ+ youth, as well as many allies who prefer to overlook their past attitudes. Fieseler will discuss this part of his writing process, and his research into the fire and its ramifications.

Doors and reception at 6:00PM, talk begins at 6:30, followed by a short Q&A.

Talks in the Out of the Archives Series are intimate events featuring focused topics, lively discussions, and selected photos and documents from the History Project Archives. All events in this series are held at The History Project, 29 Stanhope Street in Boston, unless otherwise noted. Events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Note that this talk will be in The Geo. Johnson Room, on the 2nd floor of 29 Stanhope Street.


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