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“This short film brings attention to The #Compton’s Cafeteria riot of 1966 — a lesser known historical event that marked the beginning of #transgender activism in San Francisco. The Compton’s Cafeteria riot was one of the first #LGBT related uprisings in the United States. In fact, it preceded the infamous 1969 #Stonewall Riots in New York City. The Compton’s Cafeteria uprising continues to inspire today’s fight for the rights of sex workers and #trans women in San Francisco. The film addresses the intersection between #sexwork activism and trans #activism.”