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TABC Finally Apologizes

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2009 by girlonpiano


Prove it

Alan Steen, the director of the TABC, finally admitted that the raid on the Rainbow Lounge was unfair and that policies were not followed, and he apologized.  The sergeant in charge of the raid has stepped down from his position, and the other two officers are on desk duty during the remainder of the investigation.

These are all great steps in resolving this assault on our community, but there’s still more work to be done.  (Notably, Steen makes no reference to the demands that the city take care of Chad Gibson’s medical bills.) And, although the Forth Worth police department’s decision to create a gay-liason position is a nice gesture, it remains to be seen how effective this move will be.

But, for now, kudos to the activists who have propelled this issue into the limelight.  Make no mistake, without organizations such as Queer Liberaction and other advocacy groups, and without the support of each and every community member (regardless of gender or orientation), this issue would certainly have been swept under the rug.  It’s good to see progress.

Queer Liberaction makes waves…. and Mayor Mike Moncrief apologizes

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, S. Savage with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2009 by girlonpiano


Queer Liberaction shook things up Tuesday night at the city council meeting.  Apology, newly appointed gay liasion, and more.

SiP Video from the Rainbow Lounge Protest Rally

Posted in Activism, Gender Issues, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by girlonpiano

Important info and dates regarding the Rainbow Lounge police brutality

Posted in Activism, LGBT Rights, News, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2009 by girlonpiano
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