TSB Community Contributor
Raid of the Rainbow Lounge will be shown May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Angelika Theater in Plano. It is a benefit for Equality Texas.
In June 2009 —the 40th anniversary of the raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York — Fort Worth Police officers and members of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) stormed the Rainbow Lounge, according to masses of identical firsthand accounts by witnesses.
Without introduction, provocation or explanation, officers arrested person after person, handcuffing them with plastic ties. They also brutalized several people landing one man in the hospital with cranial injury.
When the LGBT community rose up against this raid, the police, the government and the general public acted as if it were perfectly reasonable for nine officers to decide on their own accord to raid the gay bar in Fort Worth which incidently had just opened weeks earlier.
Come witness history unfold as Raid of the Rainbow Lounge. Robert L. Camina’s film narrated by Meredith Baxter documents a journey taken by the residents of Ft Worth from the prospective of witnesses, activists and politicians who helped change the city.
Complimentary reception prior to the film courtesy of Bonnie Ruth’s Bistro Francasie Et Patisserie. Following the movie meet Director Robert L. Camina and members of Fairness Fort Worth.
“This is our 3rd movie benefit for Equality Texas and we look forward to another successful evening,” said Lisa Mashigian, co-host of the event and wife of Jeanne Rubin, Equality Texas Board Member, “Everyone who cares about equality in Texas should plan to join us.
Purchase tickets at EqualityTexas.org Events Calendar.