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    Fundraising Underway to Support Compton’s Cafeteria 50th Anniversary

    Compton’s Cafeteria 50th Anniversary Fund Committee members Felicia Elizondo, Andre Kingsley Jasmine Gee and Susan Englander are hoping to raise at least $50,000 or more in order to, as a letter from Elizondo mentions, “have a big Party at SF City Hall to celebrate all those who came before us. We would like to honor all who were in that era that started the Gay Movement in 1966 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. We were Mexicans, Whites, Blacks and Asians. We were all fighting for the same cause to be who we were meant to be. We were Queers, Queens, Hair Fairies, Sissies, Hotos, Hustlers, and female Impersonators. We were all a gay community.”

    She continues that we must honor this historic event and to remember that the Tenderloin was a Gay Mecca in the 1960s. She also reminds how important it is to honor the ancestors of our LGBT community who paved the way for the present gains that we all enjoy now.

    “Please donate any amount that you can,” Elizondo adds. “Any and all donations are appreciated.”

    San Francisco Pride has partnered with the Compton’s Cafeteria 50th Fund. Funds and donations should therefore be made payable to the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee (San Francisco Pride, SF Pride) and delivered to:

    Thank you!