Screaming Queens

Professor SUSAN STRYKER screens her Emmy Award winning documentary: SCREAMING QUEENS: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
Friday, 26 February 2015 2pm to 4pm

Venue:  Lecture Theatre (Second Floor) 2.05, The Sandra Burslem Building (the Manchester Law School – enter through the Business School Entrance). 
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A unique opportunity to learn about Trans History and question a leading scholar of the discipline 

There is a Q&A session with Prof Stryker after the screening.

Admission charge of £6.50 including booking fee
Reduced rate of £4.50 for students and unemployed. 
Proof of status must be presented at the door. 

NOTE - there is LIMITED SEATING and there is space for 2 wheelchair users only –

A portion of the takings will be donated to a Trans charity as nominated by Prof Stryker. 

SUSAN STRYKER is Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, and Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, at the University of Arizona. She is author or editor of numerous articles, books, and anthologies on trans and queer topics, including Transgender History(Seal Press 2008; nominee, Alan Bray Memorial Prize), The Transgender Studies Reader (Routledge 2006; co-edited with Stephen Whittle; winner, Lambda Literary Award), and The Transgender Studies Reader 2 (Routledge, 2013; co-edited with Aren Aizura; winner, Ruth Benedict Book Prize). With colleague Victor Silverman, she co-wrote, -directed, and -produced the Emmy Award-winning documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria ​ (Frameline/ITVS 2005), which told a story of militant trans resistance to police oppression in San Francisco in 1966. In 2014, she and colleague Paisley Currah co-founded the Duke University Press journal TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. She has published in such journals asGLQ: a Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Radical History Review, Journal of WOmen’s History, and Parallax. ​She is currently working on a narrative history of the US transgender movement from the 19th-21st centuries, as well as an experimental medial project on the 1950s transsexual celebrity Christine Jorgensen. 

SCREAMING QUEENS tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighbourhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn. Screaming Queens introduces viewers to street queens, cops and activist civil rights ministers who recall the riot and paint a vivid portrait of the wild transgender scene in 1960s San Francisco. Integrating the riot's story into the broader fabric of American life, the documentary connects the event to urban renewal, anti-war activism, civil rights and sexual liberation. With enticing archival footage and period music, this unknown story is dramatically brought back to life. See more

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
VERY Limited on-street parking, nearest car park is at the Manchester Aquatic Centre.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No - we will have your name - no access without being listed, unless there are spare seats. Reduced rate ticket holders must present proof of status at the door or they will be charged the extra cost.

What is the refund policy?
There is no refund policy. Refunds are not available. Tickets are transferable. Write to to notify change of ticket holder.