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Acts of resistance: The Transgender District’s Riot Party puts trans, nonbinary and queer performers front and center

Over half a decade ago in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, a restaurant on Turk and Taylor streets was the site of an uprising recognized as a pivotal moment in LGBTQIA+ history. That all-important, stage-setting occurrence — the Compton’s Cafeteria riot — is the “event of honor” at this Sunday’s Riot Party, a concert and fundraiser for San Francisco’s Transgender District that proudly showcases trans, queer and gender-nonconforming performers.