Tag: Ft. Worth Gay Bar

Candle Light Vigil to be Held in Honor of Man Injured by Police Raid

Chad Gibson had just gone to the bathroom. Police then raided the Stonewall Inn Rainbow Lounge to arrest some gays for public intoxication. As Chad exited the bathroom, he was “taken down” and suffered a severe head injury. He is still in intensive care.

The police claim that Chad fell down because he was so drunk. I suppose they would like to sell me a bridge to know where too. In spite of the lies, LGBT people and their allies are pulling together in a massive show of support. Tomorrow night, Wednesday, July 1, 2009, a candle light vigil will be held.


June 30, 2009 1

Another First Hand Account Indicates Police Targeted Gays in Ft. Worth Raid.

More and more eyewitness accounts of the police raid of the Ft. Worth gay bar, Rainbow Lounge, are being circulated, many via the Facebook page set up for information on the raid. One account by a straight ally who was not arrested or ticketed in spite of admitting to police that she was drunk indicates:

“I was appalled to read the official statement issued by the police. The allegations of assault, groping, and resisting arrest were complete fabrications. Men parted like the red sea wherever the police were. No one was groping them.”


June 29, 2009 4

It’s All Just a Little Bit of History Repeated: Ft. Worth Gay Bar Raided

Last night, I shut jaysays.com down to honor the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots. I sat there contemplating how life has changed for LGBT people since that night forty years ago. It was midnight central time. Little did I know that in less than an hour, history would repeat itself as police raided the Rainbow Lounge in Ft. Worth, Texas.

According to the Ft. Worth Police Department, officers were doing routine raids and the Rainbow Lounge just happened to be on their list.


June 29, 2009 6