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Tenderloin’s New “Black Trans Lives Matter” Mural

New mural in SF to commemorate 54th anniv. of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot.
By - posted 8/27/2020 No Comment

Thank you SFIST and Do the Bay for letting us know about the new Black Trans Lives Matter Mural located at Turk and Taylor in the Tenderloin.

The Transgender District is the first legally recognized transgender district in the world. Preserving the legacy of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots of 1966, the district is based in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

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The 54th Anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots was commemorated with a mural using the colors of the transgender flag.

Led by local artists Xara Thustra, Sen Mendez, and Kin Folkz, together with some volunteers from the transgender community, they painted a mural in the heart of the Tenderloin at the intersection of Turk and Taylor.

To cap off the celebration, the organization will be hosting a virtual anniversary celebration on Friday, August 28 from 5 pm to 8 pm.


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Our neighborhood. Our history. Our resilience. Our community. Our future. Thank you to all of our community partners and community leaders for making this vision come to life to commemorate the sanctity of black trans lives, the rich history we hold as we approach the 54th anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots and our ability to find joy in the movement, the protest as we band together in community. Special thank you’d to: @honeymahogany @janelle_tf @matthaneysf @counterpulse @yourkinfolkz and the incredible artists and volunteers who gave their time and voices to make this a beautiful proclamation for our neighborhood! 📸: @photosbygooch #blacktranslivesmatter #tenderloin #sanfrancisco #transgenderdistrict

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On Sunday, 23rd of August, in San Francisco, California…… The Transgender District Family and friends came together outside the location of Gene Compton’s Cafeteria in the Tenderloin to boldly make the proclamation for San Francisco to protect Black Trans Lives! #BlackTransLivesMatter Turk and Taylor Street Painting Video by me, @photosbygooch ( it’s 5 minutes long and I highly recommend you watch until the end…. ❤️ ) design by @xara_thustra @yourkinfolkz @__moreferalthan__ @sencreatesart and loads of community. Special thanks to @counterpulse @tlcbd @codetenderloin @baaahsstation and @photosbygooch #sanfrancisco #tenderloin #transgenderdistrict #BLM #SayTheirNames @transgenderdistrict @ariasaid @honeymahogany @janelle_tf @counterpulse @femmasculine

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