The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria

Lecture Description

This lecture, which can be accompanied by a screening of the documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, explores the causes and consequences of a 1966 disturbance in San Francisco’s impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, in which transgender women and sex workers banded together to resist police violence–three years before the more famous uprising at New York’s Stonewall Inn, popularly considered to be the birth of the modern LGBTQ movement.

CATEGORIES

Gender, Masculinity, Femininity Social Movements

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