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Compton’s Cafeteria Riots Commemoration Kick-Off
Date Friday June 23
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Location: Metropolitan Community Church Sanctuary

Address: 150 Eureka
San Francisco, CA 94114
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorDawnne Woodie
Compton’s Cafeteria Riots Commemoration Kick-Off

A Commemoration of the 40th Year Anniversary of the Compton Cafeteria Riots will be celebrated throughout the Bay Area in 2006. 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 Riot at Gene Compton’s Cafeteria in the Tenderloin in San Francisco.

A chronicle of this historic time in 1966 marks one beginning of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) movement resistance. It has been captured in a documentary made by Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman, entitled ‘Screaming Queens’.

Please come support this kick-off event of Compton’s Cafeteria 40th Anniversary activities. It will include a showing of ‘Screaming Queens’. Come learn about this important time in LGBT history, and meet community leaders who are working to showcase this series of events and activities.

Date: March 23, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM

This event is free, but seating is limited to the first 250 attendees.

Compton’s Cafeteria Riots Anniversary Activities are sponsored in part by Good Vibrations. For more information, please visit website
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