Mayor London Breed Declares August Transgender History Month


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Mayor London Breed has now declared August to be Transgender History Month in San Francisco. A press release by the Mayor's office said the month will honor the 55th anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria Riots that happened in August 1966 in the Tenderloin neighborhood. The event sparked the beginning of transgender activism as a response to violence and harassment by the police.

Mayor Breed said,

I am honored to join the transgender community today to declare August as Transgender History Month in San Francisco. Our transgender community has a rich cultural history in this city and is so important to our diverse identity. San Francisco has been and always will be a place where everyone can seek refuge, sanctuary, and safety. Today, we celebrate both our city’s pride and the transgender community.

On August 29, there will be a neighborhood block party with food, live music, performances, and more. The Riot Party will be honoring community members in San Francisco! Read Mayor Bree's full press release here.

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