Compton’s Cafeteria Riot
The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot occurred in August 1966 in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. The riot was not sporadic—it was the result of years of LGBTQ+ people being targeted and abused by the San Francisco Police Department. The riots have gone down in history as one of the first recorded LGBTQ+ riots in the United States.
Author: Neal Broverman