We are happy to celebrate Transgender History Month celebration this month. Officially recognized by Mayor London Breed last year, we honor the transgender community in August in recognition of the historic Compton’s Cafeteria Riots of 1966 where drag queens and transgender persons experienced continued violence and police harassment in New York City. This event became known as a touchstone of transgender rights and activism. It is particularly important to recognize transgender rights given the current threats to the transgender community throughout various parts of the country. We are fortunate in San Francisco that transgender rights are recognized. As San Franciscans, we can be proud to have the first recognized transgender cutural district in the world. However, history has shown us that rights can be threatened if we are not vigilant. We at IFR stand in solidarity with the transgender community against attacks of all kinds, and fully support their battle for equal rights. In honor the the history of struggle, resilience, and empowerment, IFR celebrates Transgender History Month.
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