Monday, June 29, 2009

Fort Worth's Own Little Stonewall, 40 Years Late

Police raided the Rainbow Lounge on Saturday night, a Fort Worth gay bar for reasons that I cannot fathom.  The coincidence with the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall raid was noticed by everyone except the Fort Worth Police Dept.  Some people were arrested for "groping" police officers (I smell a big phoney police rat).  Here is the Dallas Morning News article which is not very informative.  There is more about it here in an article in the Dallas Voice.

Gay bar raids in 2009, how quaint!

That over 100 people picketed the Tarrant County Courthouse over this incident is remarkable.  Fort Worth is one of the most right leaning cities in the nation.  And the really sad part about it is, I really like Fort Worth.  It's a great town despite its little men with big guns.

Hat tip to Margaret for bringing this to my attention.


David G. said...

It's just as I've always thought, Texass is backward, no matter how many times they say they're not, The proof is in the pudding!!

Lapinbizarre said...

A consequence of all those ACNA out-of-towners getting too boisterous?

it's margaret said...

that's a good 'un Lapin!

toujoursdan said...

Box Turtle Bulletin has some good articles about this. The whole thing sounds bizarre. Why would they show up to a bar for a scheduled inspection with a paddy wagon? And the whole idea that people were arrested for touching cops inappropriately sounds fishy. Who in their right mind would do that?

I hope heads roll. (I like Ft Worth too. Best museums in Texas!)