Uploaded on Feb 21, 2012
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What happens when on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the police and officers from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, raid a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar, resulting in multiple customer arrests and hospitalized patrons?
RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is a 103 minute documentary
recounting the widely publicized and controversial 2009 police raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar that resulted in multiple arrests and serious injuries.
Following sordid allegations and outrage, many changes would occur in the city, and Fort Worth would become a leader in LGBT equality. However, the changes did not happen overnight and without controversy. The audience will witness history unfold as this film documents that journey from the perspective of witnesses, activists and politicians who helped changed the city.
Narrated by television icon, Emmy nominated actress, and author, Meredith Baxter (Family Ties, Family, Bridget Loves Bernie)
Written, directed and produced by Robert L. Camina
For more information:
Facebook fan page: Raid of the Rainbow Lounge: The Documentary
Featuring 30+ interviews including:
-Chief Jeffrey W. Halstead (Fort Worth Police Chief)
-Sara Straten (Former FWPD Liaison to the LGBT Community)
-Joel Burns (Fort Worth City Councilman)
-Estrus Tucker (Fort Worth Diversity Task Force Member, FW Human Relations Commission)
-Del Shores (Activist/Playwright)
-Blake Wilkinson (Founder, Queer LiberAction)
-Thomas R. Anable (Witness/Fairness Fort Worth)
-Jon Nelson (Fairness Fort Worth)
-Todd Camp (Witness)
-Daniel Scott Cates (Queer LiberAction)
-Benjamin Guttery (Arrested/Detained Patron)
-Chuck Potter (Eyewitness)
-Chad Gibson (Arrested/Injured Patron)
-(Former)TABC Agent, Christopher Aller (Involved with controversial takedown of Gibson)
Please visit www.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com for a list of upcoming screenings across the country.
RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is a Raid of the Rainbow Lounge, LLC production.
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