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Police Raid on Fort Worth's Rainbow Lounge the Subject of New Documentary: VIDEO

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Many of you will recall the police raid of Fort Worth's Rainbow Lounge gay nightclub in June 2009 on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Filmmaker Robert Camina has produced a documentary about the events of that night and how they inspired the LGBT community of Fort Worth to take action.

It's premiering on March 15 in Fort Worth. Check out the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. gave me chills! love and solidarity to my brothers and sisters in Forth Worth, and in the state of Texas.

    rise up, stay strong.

    it was galling in NYC, the eve that marriage equality came to NY State that the The Eagle was raided as well. no, it wasn't a coincidence.

    every once in a while the wrong type of police officers let their insecurities take over and they go out to remind Those Fags where they belong.

    too bad we're not gonna take it anymore.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 29, 2012 7:38:01 PM


  2. It is scary to see that this kind of thing still happens even after 40 years of fight and struggle.
    Thankfully we are many and strong and we will continue to fight back. As time goes on we will become stronger and louder. We have the power and we know how to use it!

    Posted by: Robbie | Feb 29, 2012 7:50:17 PM


  3. And never be afraid to pull out your phone and video anything that happens....

    Posted by: Mark | Feb 29, 2012 8:14:53 PM


  4. They should title it "An Authentic Negro Experience." - Shame on the Fort Worth Police dept. and hats off to the strong and fierce gays in that town who came together. It's terrible that it takes tragedy to unify Gay People, but history tells us that it's the only way the ball gets moving.

    I cannot wait to go see this.

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Feb 29, 2012 9:01:21 PM


  5. Thank you for all the kind words. Please visit wwww.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com for more details and ticket info. Sign up for periodic newsletters.

    Posted by: Robert | Feb 29, 2012 11:51:28 PM


  6. wow. i dunno. the united states? i never really feel strange or different, or in this case, criminal, until they deem me so. even then... at the end of the day: i know better.

    Posted by: Eddie | Mar 1, 2012 12:15:07 AM


  7. It is so sad that in this day and age this would happen. But it did and can still happen anywhere in the US, unless we continue to fight back.

    Discrimination does not pay ... it will costs cities money. I searched and came up with this update from March 2011:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42220383/ns/us_news-life/#.T08kkxzt5wc

    "The city of Fort Worth agreed Tuesday to pay $400,000 to a patron at a gay bar who was severely injured in a police raid two years ago, a settlement that avoided a federal civil rights lawsuit."

    I wonder if others sued?

    Posted by: FunMe | Mar 1, 2012 2:29:44 AM


  8. This tragic event was the equivalent of a southern posse riding out in their pickup trucks to harass blacks. I would label it aggressive intimidation in the extreme, and a misuse of police authority.

    Posted by: Rob Zeleniak | Mar 1, 2012 8:37:59 AM


  9. When I lived in Fort Worth, the FWPD would pester the three gay bars ALL the time. Knowing FW, IF there is a law suit pending, it is on the road to nowhere. Good 'ole boys take care of each other.

    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Mar 1, 2012 8:52:25 AM


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