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|Screaming Queens Documentary Screening|
|Date||Thursday March 23|
|Time||5:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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Metropolitan Community Curch Sanctuary
1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento)
Compton’s Cafeteria Riots 40th Anniversary
The Kick-Off Commemoration of the 40th Year Anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot will be celebrated on March 23, 2006 at 7:00pm at the Metropolitan Community Church Sanctuary at 150 Eureka in San Francisco. A screening of the recent documentary “Screaming Queens’” by filmmakers Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman chronicles this historic time marking one of the beginnings of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) movement resistance.
Three years before the famous rioting at New York’s Stonewall Inn, a group of transgender women and gay street hustlers fought back for the first time in history against everyday police harassment. This was known as the 1966 Riot at Gene Compton’s Cafeteria in the Tenderloin at Turk and Taylor in San Francisco.
This event is free, but seating is limited to the first 250 attendees.
There will be a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and silent auction at Good Vibrations 1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento) from 5:00- 6:30 pm as a pre-screen get together for the “Screaming Queens” documentary.