"[Nightclubs] are a place people can be free to love and dance with the people they want."
San Francisco last month approved funding for the world's first legally recognized transgender district, the Daily Beast reported Tuesday.
The Compton's Transgender Cultural District is now entitled to a cut of a $3 million tax that pays for all the city's cultural districts, which also include the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and the LGBTQ Leather Cultural District. So far, San Francisco has given $215,000 to Compton's, said Claire Farley, the director of San Francisco’s Office of Transgender Initiatives.
The transgender district, which is part of the city's seedy Tenderloin neighborhood, was legally created last June and named in honor of the 1966 Compton's Cafeteria riots in the area, which marked the beginning of transgender activism in San Francisco.