It’s the focus on all aspects of gay life that have tended been overlooked that makes Queer California: Untold Stories that make the exhibit that more vital. Such as the Los Angeles’ 1959 Cooper Do-nuts uprising, during which onlookers chucked coffee and garbage at the officers in response to a raid at an LGBTQ-friendly hangout. Plus the Compton’s Cafeteria riot that took place in San Francisco in August 1966. Police descended on an all-night diner in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and a group of drag queens and transgender women fought back.
The exhibit that runs until August 11, 2019 has assembled an amazing collection photographs, videos and works by contemporary artists that completely reflect the important role that the LGBTQ community in California played in our develpment