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By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Aug 21, 2012
The president of the principal LGBT organization in Ft. Worth, Texas, was found dead in a park in what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
By Michelle Parsons | Thursday Jun 24, 2010
The Fort Worth Police Department has implemented diversity training classes and hired a full-time LGBT liaison since its officers and others from the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission conducted a controversial raid on the Rainbow Lounge on June 28, 2009.
By Scott Stiffler | Tuesday Dec 8, 2009
As Queer LiberAction’s Joe Remsik prepares to meet with Fort Worth police chief Jeff Halstead next month, the department is slated to hire a permanent LGBT liaison.
By Scott Stiffler | Wednesday Nov 18, 2009
Members of the Metroplex-based Queer LiberAction, which is known for their aggressive blend of street theater and political rhetoric, complained counter-protestors from a nearby church threatened them at a Nov. 1 protest in Fort Worth.
By Scott Stiffler | Tuesday Nov 10, 2009
Queer LiberAction and other area LGBT organizations continue to organize protests and other actions in the wake of a long-awaited report that concluded Fort Worth police officers who raided the Rainbow Lounge earlier this year did not use excessive force. The department’s decision to discipline only three of the seven officers who participated in the sting--including a one-day suspension for the sargeant who supervised it--have sparked further outrage.
By Scott Stiffler | Tuesday Oct 27, 2009
The Ft. Worth, Texas, Police have an officer to deal with LGBT issues as part of outreach after the disastrous Stonewall Anniversary bar raid.
By Scott Stiffler | Wednesday Oct 21, 2009
Members of Queer LiberAction held a "kiss-in" at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Oct. 17, but the event took on a more somber and even confrontational tone after protestors and even Cowtown Coliseum Rodeo manager Hub Baker implied gays and lesbians should "get a whipping" if they "didn’t behave right among cowboys."
By Scott Stiffler | Thursday Jul 30, 2009
City Councilmember Kathleen Hicks, in whose district the Rainbow Lounge is located, has joined others who have called for an independent investigation into the conduct of the officers who conducted the raid.
Wednesday Jul 15, 2009
Forth Worth’s mayor has apologized for a June raid on a Texas gay bar that sparked claims of brutality and procedure violations.
By Scott Stiffler | Friday Jul 10, 2009
Queer Liberaction and other groups plan to hold a rally outside the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth on Saturday.
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