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Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot 1966

 
 
Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot 1966 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
1. Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot 1966 Marker
Inscription.
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
Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot 1966 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
2. Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot 1966 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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
 
111 Taylor Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
3. 111 Taylor Street
The building that housed Gene Compton's Cafeteria was built in 1907, A.M. Edelman architect. It was the Hotel Hyland in 1907, Hotel Young in 1908, Hotel Empire in 1911, Chapin Hotel in 1920, Hotel Raford in 1923, the Tyland Hotel, and the Hotel Warfield in 1982. Today it's The 111 Taylor Street Apartments.
Architectural Detail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
4. Architectural Detail
Vicki Mar Lane image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
5. Vicki Mar Lane
The 100 block of Turk Street has been cleverly named for local transgender legend Vicki Marlane, “The Lady With the Liquid Spine” and a fixture at Aunt Charlie's Lounge. The Harvey Milk Democratic Club petitioned the Board of Supervisors for the street re-naming.
Aunt Charlie's Lounge image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
6. Aunt Charlie's Lounge
at 133 Turk Street
 
 
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 254 times since then and 63 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.
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