San Francisco creates world’s first official, government supported transgender district

San Francisco creates world’s first official, government supported transgender district
Transgender flag. (Image via St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

[Ed. – ‘Cause you know the only way to prove you tolerate it is to pay for it.]

San Francisco’s Tenderloin district now serves as home to the Compton’s Transgender Cultural District, located near the historic all-night diner Compton’s Cafeteria (now transitional housing), where the famous 1966 riot occurred between transgenders and police.

The district manager, former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Honey Mahogany, told the Daily Beast that the district will be a place of welcoming for trans people where they can learn about trans history.

“The Tenderloin has always held a really special place in my heart as a trans person with the way the community is accepting of gender variant and trans people of color,” Mahogany said. …

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“Many of our traditions are passed down through queer bars because those are the places where our elders interact with younger generations,” Mahogany continued.

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