San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot 1966
Here marks the site of Gene Compton's Cafeteria where a riot took place one August night when transgender women and gay men stood up for their rights and fought against police brutality, poverty, oppression and discrimination in the Tenderloin.
We the transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual community, are dedicating this plaque to these heroes of our civil rights movement.
Dedicated June 22, 2006
Erected 2006 by the Trangender, Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Community.
Location. 37° 46.996′ N, 122° 24.66′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Turk Street and Taylor Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Turk Street, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Compton's Cafeteria Riot - 1966 (here, next to this marker); The Bulldog Baths (within shouting distance of this marker); Warfield Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Dahlia Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Joe's Hotel Drake (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dalt Hotel c. 1910 (about 400 feet away); Antonia Manor (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . Ladies In The Streets: Before Stonewall, Transgender Uprising Changed Lives. (Submitted on December 4, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
Additional keywords. Gay Rights
Categories. • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.