How has Fort Worth’s LGBT community changed since the Rainbow Lounge raid?
Mary Franklin — “The Rainbow Lounge provided a rallying point to an otherwise sleepy community. Wake-up calls are powerful and informative.”
Latisha McDaniel — “The fact Dallas acknowledges that Fort Worth has a thriving LGBT community is a miracle in itself.”
Andi Reis — “The very visible LGBT-friendly group Fairness Fort Worth, which started up as a response to the raid, has a thriving contingent and reaches out to the community pretty often.”
Bob Rasnic — “The incident at Rainbow Lounge was only a matter of time. This would have never happened in Dallas anytime after 1969. It’s embarrassment to the FWPD as well as an embarrassment to the gay folks of Tarrant County.”
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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 25, 2010.