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Mural evokes Black trans lives

by BAR staff

Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter  

Volunteers put the finishing touches on a Black Trans Lives Matter street mural Sunday, August 23. The mural, at the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets in the Transgender District in the Tenderloin, is at the corner where Gene Compton's Cafeteria was located. The mural was done in collaboration with the Transgender District; District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney's office; trans community leader Honey Mahogany, who's an aide to Haney; CounterPULSE; and the Tenderloin Community Benefit District. The mural's timing coincides with the 54th anniversary of the Compton's riots, which began when a transgender woman resisted arrest by throwing coffee at a police officer. A virtual commemoration of the riots takes place August 28 on Zoom. For more information, click here.

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