Cooper Do-nuts

Alternate Names
Cooper's Do-nuts
First Documented
1956
Last Documented
1956

Cooper Do-nuts
316 E 5th St
547 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States

Type
Abstract
Predating the Stonewall Riots by ten years, Cooper Do-nuts was the site of a 1959 protest against the LAPD's harrassment of the gay and transgender clientele frequenting the shop. Due to Cooper Do-nuts' proximity to several gay and lesbian establishments, a case of resisting arrest evolved into a full-scale riot that is remembered as the first open act of LGBTQ resistance toward police abuse in the United States.
Geo
33.9255722, -118.2739173