The riot before Stonewall: the San Francisco trans women who put their lives on the line
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Organizers are fighting to cement the legacy of their own groundbreaking riot and have designated the world’s first-ever ‘trans cultural district’ in the Tenderloin neighborhood

Donna Personna does not want to be tolerated.

“I am to be loved, adored and respected,” the 72-year-old San Francisco woman declared on a recent morning, seated inside her fifth-story apartment. Personna is preparing to serve as grand marshal at the city’s Pride festival this year and has no patience for anyone’s...

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