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    Mayor Breed Declares August as Transgender History Month in San Francisco

    On August 24, during the 55th anniversary year of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots, Mayor Breed declared August to be Transgender History Month in San Francisco. Developed in partnership with the Transgender District and Office of Transgender Initiatives, the proclamation signing at City Hall launched a month of celebrating the history and cultural milestones of transgender people in San Francisco.

    Sister Roma emceed the event that included community speakers and honorees Tamara Ching, Camille Moran, Cecilia Chung, and more. Also giving remarks was Honey Mahogany, trans activist and chair of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. The event concluded with the raising of the transgender pride flag over City Hall. 

    Mayor Breed announced several critical trans and LGBTQ community investments that were included in her recently signed citywide budget, including:

    • a first of its kind Guaranteed Income Project for the Trans Community, prioritizing San Francisco residents most impacted by the pandemic and those disconnected from other benefits;
    • an LGBTQ Senior Tele-mental health program and expanded digital access services;
    • support for small businesses and arts and cultural programs, including $12 million to acquire a site to house the country‚Äôs first full-scale LGBTQ Museum;
    • policies and initiatives that aim to break the cycle of violence and discrimination against transgender  communities, especially against Black trans women who experience disproportionate levels of violence.

    The Riot Party

    The Tenderloin is home to The Transgender District, created in 2018 as Compton’s Transgender Cultural District, the nation’s first legally recognized district dedicated to the transgender, nonbinary, and intersex community. On August 29, the District will be hosting a neighborhood block party, “The Riot Party,” featuring food, live music, performances, and more. The event will also honor community members who have advanced trans rights in San Francisco and beyond.

    Published on August 26, 2021