LGBT advocates in San Francisco want to create the country’s first Transgender Historic District in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, according to the Bay Area Reporter.
The group has formed the Compton’s Historic District Committee, named for Compton’s Cafeteria, a now-closed restaurant which hosted LGBT patrons around the area from the 1950s through the early 1970s.
The committee has reached out to Stacy Farr, a historic preservation professional to assist in applying to the National Register of Historic Places in order to create the district.
"We are narrowing in on Compton's and the trans queer and LGBT historic assets right there. There isn't a more rich LGBT history area anywhere in the country," said Nate Allbee, a member of the committee also with the San Francisco LGBTQ Legacy Business Coalition. "Creating a transgender historic district would draw more LGBT businesses to the area and create a safe space for transgender people."