As little documentation there is of the transgender community, there is even less documenting African-American and other transgender people of color. Little is known about Jean Pace. Stonewall survivor Miss Major Griffin-Gracy says she met Jean Pace. Miss Major, a life-long advocate for transgender women of color, remembers Jean, “was always so nice to the young girls.” Club 181 in the Tenderloin was a showroom for many years presenting drag shows and underground performances such as Mark Huestis’ live soap opera “Naked Brunch” and Sluts-A-Go-Go’s Happy Hour shows in the 1980s.

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