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1966 - Compton's Cafeteria Riot

San Francisco, CA

The Compton's Cafeteria riot occurred in August 1966 in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. The riot was a response to the violent and constant police harassment of drag queens and trans people, particularly trans women. The incident was one of the first LGBT-related riots in United States history, preceding the more famous 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. It marked the beginning of transgender activism in San Francisco.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Source: Wikipedia

Date: 1966-08

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