Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria is a documentary film directed by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker. This
all-audiovisual collection contains production materials from the film. Its primary research value lies in the 24 VHS and
audiocassette recordings of interviews with Tenderloin residents and other people familiar with the Compton’s riots, including
Elliott Blackstone, Felicia Elizondo, Aleshia Brevard, Amanda St. Jaymes, Regina Elizabeth McQueen and Ed Hansen.
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria is a documentary film directed by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker. The
film tells the story of the 1966 riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, a local all-night diner frequented by the queer community in
the Tenderloin, and particularly by transgender women.
1.25 linear feet (one carton)
All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT
Historical Society Archivist.
Collection is open for research.