Rainbow Lounge: Fort Worth’s Stonewall?
DallasVoice.com posted an interesting article today. The “premier media source for LGBT North Texas” tracked down a half-dozen witnesses who said they were at the Rainbow Lounge when Fort Worth police came to arrest people.
For the uninitiated, LGBT is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and Stonewall refers to protests in New York 40 years ago that are credited with creating the modern gay rights movement.
This Star-Telegram story describes how Fort Worth police Chief Jeff Halstead denies that police were targeting a gay nightclub and is telling everyone to “take a deep breath.”
And this Associated Press story about Fort Worth City Council members Joel Burns and Kathleen Hicks calling for an investigation into the Rainbow Lounge arrests has been reprinted in newspapers from San Francisco CA to Billings MT to Philadelphia PA to Duluth MN to Sioux City IA to Dayton OH to Washington DC to…well, you get the idea.