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Riot Party 2023


A concert and fundraiser event on August 27th, 2023, 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 57th 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 27th at the beautiful Kapwa Gardens, for this year's FREE Garden Party themed Riot Party! Sponsored by ALASKA AIRLINES, THE LINE SF + US BANK and featuring incredibly talented Transgender and Queer entertainers of color who hail from right here in San Francisco!

The artists gracing the Riot Party stage this year will be announced shortly!

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 be the second Riot Party to take place during San Francisco’s 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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