Compton’s Transgender Cultural District


 
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Compton's Transgender Cultural District, the world's first transgender district, is an effort to celebrate the lives, resilience, and presence of transgender people in San Francisco's Tenderloin District- and educate the world on the rich history and power transgender people have had throughout history.
The Compton’s TLGB District encompasses six blocks in the southeastern Tenderloin and crosses over Market Street to include two blocks of 6th Street. Last year the city renamed portions of Turk and Taylor Street -- now called Compton’s Cafeteria Way and Vikki Mar Lane. The intersection will be the center of the new Compton’s District and organizers hope it will be a hub of services and economic opportunities for trans and gender-nonconforming communities, as well as a place to honor the community’s history.

 
 

As the cultural district has recently been designated by the City and County of san Francisco, we are currently on-boarding the following programs to support the transgender and gender nonconforming communities:
Economic and Workforce Development: we are implementing immediate employment opportunities for transgender people with multiple barriers to self-sufficiency and sustainability via our soon to open community center and through a workforce partnership with Sephora.
Visual Storytelling: to promote unique and impactful events, exhibitions, cultural celebrations, festivals and more- with the aim of educating the broader world on acceptance, equality and liberation of transgender people- while economically supporting transgender artists, musicians, performers, business owners, cultural workers, and more.
Placemaking: the cultural district is in the planning stages with the City of San Francisco, of neighborhood beautification in the southern Tenderloin area-home of the cultural district.

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