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Screaming Queens - The Riot

Join AC Quee on LGBT History month for a film screening, discussion and meal! We'll be eating from 6pm and screening Screaming Queens - The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria at 7pm. Come on down and invite yer pals!

Screaming Queens is a documentary on the first ever LGBTQ+ riot recorded in US history, which took place in August 1966, three years before the iconic Stonewall Riots. The Compton's Cafeteria Riot happened in San Francisco and was lead by sex worker trans women and drag queens, as well as members of Vandguard who were the first known gay youth organisation in the US and a lesbian group of street people called the Street Orphans. The Compton's Cafeteria Riot marked the birth of transgender activism in San Francisco. 

This screening is taking place in association with Kinning Park Complex's Waste Not Want Project which hosts a weekly Pay-What-You-Want Community Meal that intercepts surplus food from supermarkets which is destined for waste and creates nutritious meals for the community. The meal happens every Thursday from 6-8pm. 

The Waste Not Want Project is funded by the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund - since its inception in 2016 the community kitchen at KPC has prevented 67,382kg of CO2 emissions - that is the equivalent amount of carbon emissions released to produce 5 tonnes of beef. Considering the amount of meat the average person eats, this is enough to feed 117 people for a whole year.
  • Date & time

    • Thursday, February 8, 2018
    • 18:00 to 20:30
  • Where

    • Kinning Park Complex
      43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow G41 1BA
  • Tickets

    FREE event

  • More information

    • The venue is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately we cannot find a CC version of the film but we are still looking. There will be a short break between the film and the discussion.
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