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Politicians booed off stage, mentions of Orlando, plus more, at Trans March 2016
by D. Boyer
Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
Politicians booed off stage, mentions of Orlando, Compton’s Cafeteria Anniversary, and thousands attend this year’s Trans March. Pics and video from the event.
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The 12th Trans March was held on Friday June 24, 2016. The theme this year “We Are Still Here Embracing Our Legacy.” Additionally this year is the 50th Anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot that occurred in 1966 at the corner of Turk and Taylor streets in San Francisco. Thousands of people marched through the streets of San Francisco loudly proclaiming we are still here. Many allies and friends of transgender people also attended the march. At the end of the march a new sign was revealed at the corner of Turk and Taylor streets in San Francisco. A portion of Taylor Street has been named Compton’s Cafeteria Way.

At the pre-march event politician’s Mark Leno, David Chiu, and Mayor Ed Lee were booed off stage. Janetta Johnson Executive Director of the TGI Justice Project, and a 2016 San Francisco Pride Grand Marshall announced on stage she will not attend the parade because of the increased police presence. Other groups who announced will not be attending this year’s San Francisco Pride celebration are the St. James Infirmary and Black Lives Matter. The reason for their withdrawal are the increased police presence at this year’s celebration. San Francisco Pride announced earlier this week they are stepping up security at this year’s celebration because of the violence that occurred in Orlando Florida. Historically police have abused and or wantonly killed black, and brown people and harass and jail sex workers.
§Thousands attended this years Trans March
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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§Thousands attended this years Trans March
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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§Thousands attended this years Trans March
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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§Thousands attended this years Trans March
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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§Thousands attended this years Trans March
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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§TGI Justice Project in the march
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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"TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.

We work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against human rights abuses, imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. We seek to create a world rooted in self- determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice.

Members:
Low income transgender women of color and our families who are in prison, formerly incarcerated, or targeted by the police. "

text copied from this site. http://www.tgijp.org/
§Compton's Cafeteria riot anniversary.
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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"The Compton's Cafeteria Riot occurred in August 1966 in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. This incident was one of the first recorded transgender riots in United States history, preceding the more famous 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compton%27s_Cafeteria_riot
§signage
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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§Politicians booed off stage at Trans March event.
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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Janetta Johnson a Grand Marshall at this years San Francisco Pride celebration announces they will not attend the parade because of the increased police presence and security.
§Video from march
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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Trans people are still largely unemployed, jailed, or killed, and many believe politicians only give them lip service instead of getting real results to advance their equality.
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This plaque marks the spot where the Compton's Cafeteria was located.
§This years security...
by D. Boyer Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 12:00 PM
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...includes a bomb squad truck. Yes, this truck followed the march.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Michael Petrelis
(mpetrelis [at] aol.com) Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 5:02 PM
Hey Dina,

Totally love your video of trans people booing and mooning Mark Leno, who has a thin skin and thinks he's hot shit above criticism. Who the eff cares he's got one of his useless proclamations?

He and the Mayor and Scott Wiener and David Chiu, all on the stage, are just trolling for votes and using trans folks as props. They don't give a damn a lotta trans folks and others can't afford to live in SF or other parts of the Bay Area. They just want mic and camera time.

My big question for the Trans March people is why the hell are you even inviting the elected to speak? We get enough of their bullshit daily from City Hall.

Reclaim Queer Pride and boo politicians!
by San Franciscan
Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 6:27 PM
It's time for the City to cut Pride loose. No monetary support. No use of Civic Center for the two-day party. No government support at all.

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