SF supes OK landmark status for Compton's site

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve local landmark status for the intersection of Turk and Taylor street...

November 17, 2022
4:48 AM

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve local landmark status for the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets in the Tenderloin and the facade of the old Compton's Cafeteria, site of a 1966 protest by trans people. The November 15 vote followed a unanimous recommendation November 14 by the board's land use committee. While the exact date has been lost to history, the August 1966 riot at the diner, which was frequented by LGBTQ people, was one of the first uprisings against police harassment by queer people, three years before the more famous Stonewall uprising in New York City.