"Screaming Queens" Panel Discussion

Join us for our first ever event!

The Tenderloin Museum kicks off its evening programming on Opening Night, July 16th at 6:30pm with transgender activists Tamara Ching, Veronika Fimbres, and filmmakers Susan Stryker & Victor Silverman. Moderated by Randy Shaw, the panel takes us back to the days of the Tenderloin’s 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria riot when transgender women and queers were harassed by police and businesses alike.

In those days, the Tenderloin was the geographic center of the city’s emerging gay and lesbian civil rights movement. It was in the Tenderloin where the movement’s more confrontational spirit was demonstrated, and brought success. Stryker, Ching and Fimbres will describe the decades of struggle following the Compton’s riot, as that legendary act of resistance—three years before Stonewall–was only the beginning.

Don’t miss this Opening Night event recalling a landmark chapter in Tenderloin history. Tickets for the event are $10, which includes museum admission, and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments will be provided, along with complimentary beer and wine.

Event starts at 6:30pm, panel at 7.