In 1973 a tragic fire at a second floor bar in New Orleans killed 32 people. Because it was a gay bar, the story was nearly swept under the rug. In the wake of the incident, the LGBT community of the city began to organize to advocate for their own rights. The Upstairs Lounge fire is just one example of how easily the history of marginalized group can vanish. For the LGBT citizens of the Crescent City, it is a race against the clock to preserve the story of the aging members of the first generation of activists to demand gay rights.