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Riot Party 2022
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A concert and fundraiser event on August 28th, 2022, featuring celebrated transgender, nonbinary, and queer performers, and other special guests.

The Transgender District is thrilled to announce the return of Riot Party, an annual celebration commemorating the 56th Anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots of 1966, the first large-scale act of resistance on the part of Trans and Queer individuals against police brutality in the United States. 

Join The Transgender District on Sunday August 28th at the historic Hibernia Bank at 1 Jones Street, at the intersection where Jones, Mcallister and Market meet. Sponsored by ALASKA AIRLINES, THE PROPER HOTEL + US BANK and featuring incredibly talented Transgender and Queer entertainers of color who hail from across the country, this year’s Riot Party is set to be the hottest LGBT music festival of the year. If you really want the extensive Riot Party experience, consider securing a VIP ticket where you’ll have access to the exclusive VIP Open Bar, catered food and an opportunity to meet the performers! The party runs from 5pm to 9pm, but be sure to get there early and save your spot in line!

The artists gracing the Riot Party stage this year include a multifaceted essayist, singer/songwriter, and former Lead vocalist of electronic pop sensation Jessica 6. She also has a number of performances under her belt as an Actress, including appearing on the FX hit drama “Mayans MC”, Nomi Ruiz enters the Riot!

The founder of the hottest collective of underground artists of varying creative mediums known internationally as New World Dysorder, Producer and DJ Jasmine Infiniti will be returning to San Francisco to gift Riot Party with her unique array of experimental beats.

An Oakland-based songwriter with an enticing and soulful voice who’s newest bounce inspired single, Potion, is guaranteed to get even the stiffest wallflower to move their hips, the Bay Area Icon and future of R&B, ASTU, will hit this year’s performance stage!

She’s the Executive Director of the iconic New York grassroot mutual aid collective, The Okra Project, and is an international award-winning recording artist whose 2022 single, Please Myself, encourages self sufficiency and self love, Dominique Morgan graces the stage at this year’s Riot Party!

If you’ve been to Oakland’s iconic Passion Fruit parties or the newest Queer dance party The Sweet Spot, then you’re familiar with DJ Dreams AKA Mar! They’re returning to the Riot Party stage to give you the sounds that made the Father of “ElAfters”, a Bay Area party staple!

A captivating lyricist from New York who exudes unwavering confidence and gives an experimental fresh sound to the rap genre, this Bronx based rapper collaborated with the late legendary producer SOPHIE to produce the groundbreaking hit Bossed Up on her well received EP, Transphobic. Riot Party Welcomes Quay Dash!

She’s a Producer, recording artist and a versatile actress who stars in the upcoming film, Monica (2022) alongside Anna Paquin and Emily Browning. The Legendary Trace Lysette will take the stage!

There’s really no stopping this up and coming artist’s bag, as his hit single will tell you. He’s a talented rapper and star of the Sundance film, F**ck ‘Em Right Back!, that has BET sending their praise, The enigmatic Dapper Dan Midas joins the Riot! 


Her passionate debut album, Present will have you feeling like you were blasted into the past onto the set of Soul Train! Her hypnotic voice and brilliant uplifting lyrics will truly be a gift as we welcome Neverending Nina to Riot Party.

Finally we can’t have a Riot Party without family. New York by the way of Florida, singer/songwriter, musician, model, and one of the most visible social justice activists making waves online, Yves returns to Riot Party!

The Riot Party fundraiser event will be hosted by content creator and Co-host of lively podcast Marsha’s Plate, Diamond Stylz, and stand-up comedian and actor appearing in the TV Series Transparent, Ian Harvie.

This event brings the LGBTQ community together to celebrate the riot that redefined the history of freedom and rights for queer and transgender people in San Francisco. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Transgender District’s mission to stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of homes, business, historical and cultural sites, and safe community spaces. As the first legally recognized District of its kind, the Transgender District empowers and creates safe spaces where the Transgender and Gender-Expansive community can lead authentic lives. 


This will also be the first Riot Party to take place during San Francisco’s inaugural celebration of Transgender History Month. In August 2021, Mayor London Breed joined the Transgender District and the Office of Transgender Initiatives to sign a proclamation officially recognizing August as Transgender History month in San Francisco. This month honors and celebrates trans culture as we continue to advocate for Transgender rights in San Francisco and beyond. 


  The mission of the Transgender District is to create an urban environment that fosters the rich history, culture, legacy, and empowerment of transgender people and its deep roots in the southeastern Tenderloin neighborhood. The transgender district aims to stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of homes, businesses, historic and cultural sites, and safe community spaces.

To learn more, please visit the Transgender District website and follow us on social media!

  • The Transgender District on Facebook
  • The Transgender District on Instagram
  • The Transgender District on YouTube
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