(Not so) Wordless Wednesday: Compton’s Cafeteria Way

In 2016, the 100 block of Taylor Street (between Turk and Eddy) was designated as Gene Compton’s Cafeteria Way for the 50th anniversary of the Compton Cafeteria Riots, a riot and protest by transgender people, drag queens, and others two years before the famous Stonewall Inn Riot in New York. I happened to be at the unveiling during Pride 2016 and can read my report here.

The Center For New Music, which is half a block north on Taylor Street, is launching a series commemorating its famous neighbor and transgender awareness and activism. I am proud to be one of the inaugural performers: you can find more about the show this Thursday here.

Finally, you can also read my article about walking the entire length of Taylor Street.

3 thoughts on “(Not so) Wordless Wednesday: Compton’s Cafeteria Way

  1. There’s a need to increase transgender awareness around us and I see a lot of it happening in the city where we live. Good to know you’re doing it for a
    cause that’s not just worthy but much-needed too! We all need to do our bit.

  2. I love that Taylor Street is designated as Gene Compton’s Cafeteria Way. I remember you writing about it in your 2016 Pride report. Congratulations on being one of the inaugural performers in the Compton’s Cafeteria Series. Exciting! Hugs to you, Sam Sam, and Big Merp!

  3. Very nice. I wish I could be there on Thursday but it is a school night for me. I will pass the info to my daughter. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week. Have fun on Thursday.

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