Today on The Stacks we’re discussing Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler. Author (Elizabeth Taylor, A Life for Passion ) and former book publicist, Joseph Papa, is our guest and he helps us break down this book. We discuss the use of the acronym LGBTQIA+, how society criminalizes human beings, and some of the most incredible ten pages of writing we’ve ever read.
There are no spoilers on this episode.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. If you’d like to support your local indie, you can shop through IndieBound.
- Tinderbox by Robert W. Fieseler
- “The Short Stacks 13: Robert W. Fieseler//Tinderbox” (The Stacks)
- The Negro Motorist Green Book by Victor H. Green
- Bob Damron’s Address Book
- Metropolitan Community Church
- Matthew Shepard (The New York Times)
- Michael Brown
- Brock Turner
- The Twinkie Defense
- Anita Bryant
- When We Rise by Cleve Jones
- Milk (Gus Van Sant, 2009)
- When We Rise (ABC)
- Queer Clout by Timothy Stewart-Winter
- Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride
- And the Band Played On by Randy Shiltz
- When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan
- The View Upstairs (Max Vernon)
- Green Book (Peter Farrelly, 2018)
- Brad Pitt
- Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)
- Bryan Singer
- Manson by Jeff Guinn
- Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
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