Compton’s Transgender Cultural District

Named after the first TLGB civil rights uprisings in the United States, the Compton’s TLGB District is the first legally recognized transgender district in the world.

The District encompasses six blocks in the southeastern Tenderloin and crosses over Market Street to include two blocks of Sixth Street. In 2018, the city renamed portions of Turk and Taylor Street — now called Compton’s Cafeteria Way and Vikki Mar Lane. The intersection will be the center of the new Compton’s District, and organizers hope it will be a hub of services and economic opportunities for trans and gender-nonconforming communities, as well as a place to honor the community’s history.

Its mission:

  • To create a safe, welcoming and empowering neighborhood lead by trans people for trans people, and to create a place of healing, opportunity, and reparations in a neighborhood that historically has been a place of both violence and resistance.
  • To stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of buildings, business, homes, historic sites, and community space.
  • To preserve the places where transgender history took place for future generations.