The "Out of the Closet and onto the Screen" film series continues on Wednesday, November 1, with a showing of "Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria" at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 103.
"Screaming Queens” tells the story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of LGBT people in the United States. The event took place in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood in 1966, three years before the famous riot at the Stonewall Inn in New York.
Sponsored by the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services, the film series this year focuses on the theme of heroes and history of the LGBT movement.
Because the history of LGBT people and movements is rarely taught, it is difficult for people--LGBT and non-LGBT alike--to learn about these fascinating yet sometimes lost stories. This year’s series will seek to fill in those gaps.
All screenings are free and open to the public.