Sunday, August 14, 2011

INDIANA: Prominent Lesbian Among Those Killed At State Fair Stage Collapse

A well-known Chicago area lesbian was among the five people killed yesterday when high winds caused the collapse of the stage at the Indiana state fair. Christina Santiago was the programming manager for the Lesbian Community Care Project at Chicago's Howard Brown Health Center. An ardent country music fan, Santiago and her partner were near the stage to hear the Grammy-winning duo Sugarland. The announcer had just advised the crowd on evacuation procedures when the tragedy struck. In addition to those killed, dozens were reported injured.

WARNING: This video may be upsetting.