Ms. Hicks is the Fort Worth City Councilmember who represents the district in which the Rainbow Lounge is located. She is also Fort Worth’s mayor pro-tem. I just found her statement regarding the raid on the Rainbow Lounge online at North Texas e-News.
“I want every resident of Fort Worth to have the confidence of knowing that when tough issues such as this arise, we will require a full accounting of actions and demand honest and complete answers. Rest assured that neither the people of Fort Worth, nor the city government of Fort Worth, will tolerate discrimination against any of its citizens.
“It is truly ironic and unfortunate that this incident occurred on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall protests. Unlike 40 years ago, though, the people of this community have elective representation that will make sure our government is accountable and that the rights of all of its citizens are protected.
“For more information, please contact my assistant, Will Trevino, at (817) 392-8808.”Â — Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Kathleen Hicks