News and Updates from the San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Remembering San Francisco’s Compton’s Cafeteria Riot

By Megan Millard, intern, SF LGBT Center

This August marks the 52nd anniversary of San Francisco’s Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in the Tenderloin District, when brave members of the queer community revolted against harassment by law enforcement.

"It was the first known instance of collective militant queer resistance to police harassment in United States history." - Susan Stryker, historian and director of Screaming Queens, to NPR

Happening three years prior to the well-recognized Stonewall Inn Rebellion in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1969, what occurred at Compton’s in San...

Rebecca Rolfe and Roberto Ordeñana are the executive director and deputy executive director, respectively, of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. 

A version of this article originally published in the Bay Area Reporter

People of...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that the Department of Justice is creating a “religious liberty task force.”

We believe that this new task force is being formed as an official way for this administration to greenlight...

“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.” – Activist Dorothy Day, 1897-1980

Some of the happiest people in the world are those who have a close-knit community. Caring about, and being...

With the news that President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next U.S. Supreme Court justice, LGBTQ and civil rights groups from all over the country responded, opposing this nomination. Though he has not ruled specifically on LGBTQ...

The 2018 San Francisco Pride March took place Sunday, June 23. 


The SF LGBT Center would like to thank everyone who...

In 2012, a same-sex couple visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado to order a custom wedding cake. Masterpiece's owner, Jack Phillips, declined their cake request, informing the couple that he did not create wedding...

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

 

It’s been quite a challenging year. And, that is why this year's Pride March is so important. It’s time to show our strength as a community; to be visible, proud, connected and unified!

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