SAN FRANCISCO IS ABOUT TO DESTROY AN ENTIRE LGBT HISTORICAL DISTRICT

Yesterday, San Francisco’s Planning Commission voted 4-to-3 to allow the construction of a 12-story condo and hotel complex along Market Street even though a coalition made up of former San Francisco City Supervisors, community leaders and LGBTQ organizations had requested a delay to the construction in a letter to the Commission this last Monday. The letter says that the construction threatens to destroy several LGBT historical sites including the location of the 1966 Compton Cafeteria riot, a transgender uprising against police aggression that predates the Stonewall Riots by three years.

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