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SF City Hall Lights Up: 55th Anniv. of Transgender Compton Riots

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 8:30 pm to 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco City Hall | 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in red, green, and black to celebrate Juneteenth.

City Hall Holiday Lighting Schedule
August 24, 2021 – Pink/blue/white – 55th Anniversary of Compton Riots

San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed today officially declared August as Transgender History Month in San Francisco. Developed in partnership with the Transgender District and Office of Transgender Initiatives, today’s proclamation signing at City Hall launches a month of celebrating the history and cultural milestones of transgender people in San Francisco.

The country’s first Transgender History Month honors the 55th anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots, which occurred in August 1966 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, marking the beginning of transgender activism in San Francisco. A response to violent and constant police harassment, this incident was one of the first LGBTQ uprisings in United States history, preceding the better known 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City.

The schedule is always tentative for the holiday lighting and subject to change when there are special events and the building is lit in honor of those.

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Cost: FREE
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Address: 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA