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SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON’S CAFETERIA

Tuesday 15 October: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Gonville and Caius College , Bateman Auditorium, Trinity Street, CB2 1TA

Film screening documenting the tumultuous birth of the gay liberation movement. Screaming Queens tells a less well-known story of queer resistance in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

The Stonewall Uprising, which took place in Greenwich Village, New York in June 1969, is generally considered to be a turning point in the history of the LGBTQ+ community. The riots helped to spark a queer revolution both within the United States and around the world, leading to the creation of the gay liberation movement and the first gay pride parade the following year. The importance of the Stonewall riots was recognised by President Obama in June 2016 when he announced the creation of the Stonewall National Monument, the first ever national monument dedicated to the LGBTQ+ equality movement. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising we are holding a series of events to explore the history of the riots and the impact of this event on the subsequent evolution of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

SEE ALSO
Related events:

UPRISING! THE STONEWALL RIOTS AT 50
MARSHA P. JOHNSON ON FILM
THE LGBTQ+ MOVEMENT AFTER STONEWALL

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required

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Full access, Accessible toilet

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Film, Arrive on time, Free

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