Tue., Jun. 28. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PST
The WCCC invites you to join us for a special screening of SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON’S CAFETERIA. Come learn about this important but oft-overlooked piece of California’s LGBT history! On a hot August night in 1966, three years before the Stonewall uprising, the transgender women, sex workers, and drag queens at Compton’s Cafeteria fought back against police harassment and brutality. SCREAMING QUEENS tells the story of that night through first-hand accounts from some of the folks who were there. The documentary deftly connects the struggle for transgender rights to the larger social upheavals affecting the United States in the 1960s. By bringing these social and political tensions to light, SCREAMING QUEENS offers viewers a fuller understanding of the events and conditions that led up to the riot (2005, 57 minutes). We’ll have light refreshments for everyone to enjoy. Pre-register and enter a chance to win a Pride month gift basket. Optional discussion following the film.
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