Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Map of Joplin tornado path;
gay church trashed during services; gay dance club ok

Just Us dance floor

Just as Sunday night services were beginning, Joplin's gay church, the Spirit of Christ MCC at 2904 E. 20th, was destroyed, as well as the pastor's home, cars, and the cars of other members who were attending services. The congregants hid in the basement and only two were injured.
     Joplin's popular gay bar, Just Us, near West 5th and Main, was not in the path of the F-4 funnel.
    An interactive Google map of the damage is here.

1 comment:

  1. We're thinking about Joplin here in Alaska! Just posted another alert to our Facebook profile to let our friends & followers know how they can help LGBTQ residents of Joplin affected by the tornado. Best wishes!