Screaming Queens

Screaming Queens

The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria

DVD - 2005
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"Screaming queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States--a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn"--Container.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Frameline, c2005
Call Number: DVD 306.766 SCRE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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Documentary from Susan Stryker about queer resistance against police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria, a popular Tenderloin hang out, in 1966.

Three years before Stonewall, there was a queer riot in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

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