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A view inside the Up Stairs bar following a fire that left 32 dead and several more injured, seen on June 25, 1973. Most of the victims were found near the windows in the background. Jack Thornell/AP hide caption

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In 1973, An Arson Killed 32 People At A Gay Bar. For Years, It Was Forgotten

It was 45 years ago this Sunday that one of the worst attacks on LGBTQ Americans left 32 people dead. For decades, homophobia led many to ignore the tragedy.

In the Sochi Olympic Park, the Bolshoy Ice Dome is seen behind the Olympic flame cauldron, which now has a singing fountain that performs for tourists after sunset. The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, was the most expensive Olympics in history. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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#Sochifornia: Locals Say 2014 Olympics Helped Sochi Shed Its Soviet Sheen

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Leonissa Duarte, 18, left, and Freddy Tijerino, 18, star in director Anali Cabrera's film Luna at Moonlight, set at the Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, CA. Courtesy of Anali Cabrera hide caption

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To Answer Hollywood's Diversity Problem, California Program Hands Kids The Camera

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A view inside the Up Stairs bar following a fire that left 32 dead and several more injured, seen on June 25, 1973. Most of the victims were found near the windows in the background. Jack Thornell/AP hide caption

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In 1973, An Arson Killed 32 People At A Gay Bar. For Years, It Was Forgotten

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