Compton's Cafeteria Riots Commemoration kick-off
March 23, 2006
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'.
Date: March 23, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan Community Church Sanctuary
Address: 150 Eureka
San Francisco, CA 94114
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