Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion
Film & discussion

How to document and tell queer history?

Film & discussion: The Screaming Queens of Compton. The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria.

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Screaming Queens/GLBT Historical Society

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Join us at Litteraturhuset for the screening of Susan Stryker’s documentary The Screaming Queens of Compton, followed by a panel discussion on how to document and tell queer history.

Participants: Susan Stryker, Hadley Renkin, C. Anzio Jacobs, Dan Healey and Svati Shah.

Chair: Kari Jegerstedt

Screaming Queens tells the forgotten story of the first collective act of militant resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States – a 1966 riot by transgender prostitutes at a late night cafeteria in San Francisco, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn.

See the film trailer: Screaming Queens

The event is free of charge, and open to all – welcome!