Tag: Gay Bar Raid

A Texas Style Stonewall Brings LGBT Attention.

So many conflicting stories are floating around about what happened at the Rainbow Lounge. A lot of attention has been placed on the injury to Chad Gibson. Some say that it constitutes police brutality. While it very well does, police had gone too far well before Chad was injured.

Josh Taylor and his friend Dylan had been at the bar that evening for about an hour. Josh was on his third drink when the raid began. Officers entered the VIP lounge and arrested Dylan first.

July 3, 2009 2

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