Show Notes: Compton's Cafeteria Riot

Tracy Wilson

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Although the Stonewall Riots usually get the credit for starting the LGBT rights movement in the United States, people and organizations had been actively working toward equal rights and legal protections for decades before that event took place. Stonewall also followed several other uprisings - one of them the subject of today's episode.

Our listener mail is from Alexa who was, at the time we recorded this, the only person to point out that the Boston State House and Old State House are two different buildings, each with its own time capsule. (Naturally, immediately after we got out of the studio and said she was the first and only, two other folks let us know as well.)

For more knowledge: 10 Things Doctors Have Reconsidered This Century

Episode link: Compton's Cafeteria Riot

My research:

  • Buchanan, Wyatt. "Pride parade salute for an unlikely ally / Police officer who reached out in 1960s to be grand marshal." San Francisco Gate. 6/23/2006.
  • Silverman, Victor and Susan Striker, dir. "Screaming Queens: Riot at Compton's Cafeteria." Victor Silverman, Susan Striker and Jack Walsh, producers. 2005.
  • Stryker, Susan. "Transgender History." Seal Studies. 2008.

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