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Dakota Ary

Student’s story of suspension for speaking against homosexuality may not be true

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Last week, a controversy erupted over a student, Dakota Ary, at a Fort Worth High School who claimed that he was punished for merely stating in class that homosexuality is a sin. But when everything is at its peak, the other side of the story comes out... [ Read more → ]

Fort Worth student serves suspension for saying ‘homosexuality is wrong’

Friday, September 23, 2011
FT. WORTH, Texas A 14-year-old high school student in Fort Worth was suspended after remarking to a classmate in his German language class that he believes homosexuality is wrong. [ Read more → ]

Atlanta gay bar gets $1 million for bogus raid; still no resolution in Fort Worth invasion

Sunday, December 12, 2010
The Atlanta City Council last week voted 14-0 to award the Atlanta Eagle bar $1 million in response to a federal lawsuit filed by a private attorney on behalf of 19 clients unjustly arrested in a botched police raid last September. [ Read more → ]
Joel Burns

Openly gay city council member delivers heart wrenching plea to LGBT youth (Video)

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Joel Burns, an openly gay city council member in Fort Worth, TX gave a heart-wrenching, impassioned plea on Tuesday evening to LGBT youth struggling with their sexual identity or facing intense adversity among their families, community or bullying by their peers. [ Read more → ]
June 28, 2009 raid on the Rainbow Lounge

City moves forward with prosecution of bar patrons injured in ‘Rainbow Lounge’ raid

Sunday, February 28, 2010
[caption id="attachment_6612" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="June 28, 2009 raid on the Rainbow Lounge"][/caption] City prosecutors in Fort Worth have decided to press ahead with criminal charges against at least two patrons of a gay bar who were arrested during a controversial police raid last summer. Chad... [ Read more → ]

Fort Worth city council votes to expand anti-discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
FORT WORTH — The City Council voted 6-3 late Tuesday to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance to include transgender people, capping a marathon debate over a series of gay-rights proposals that were forwarded after a controversial inspection of a gay bar, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.... [ Read more → ]

Officer suspensions over gay bar raid called ‘absolutely inadequate’

Saturday, November 7, 2009
From the Dallas Voice: FORT WORTH — The disciplinary actions handed down to three Fort Worth police officers for their part in the June 28 raid on the Rainbow Lounge were “absolutely inadequate,” according to Jon Nelson, spokesman for the LGBT community group formed in... [ Read more → ]

Gay group stages ‘kiss-in’ at Ft. Worth Stockyards

Saturday, October 17, 2009
FORT WORTH — There was more shouting than kissing Saturday in the Stockyards as two opposing groups armed with bullhorns squared off on opposite sides of East Exchange Street. About 40 members of Queer Liberaction said they needed to take a stand against intolerance by... [ Read more → ]

TX Alcohol Commission fires 3 agents over raid on gay bar

Friday, August 28, 2009
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced today it has fired the two agents, and their supervisor, who took part in the June raid of a Fort Worth gay bar that resulted in a clash between patrons and law enforcement officials, and leaving one man hospitalized... [ Read more → ]

Ft Worth police apologizes for raid on gay bar – on eve of Stonewall

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Fort Worth police chief said Tuesday that his department is implementing new policies in the wake of a controversial bar check at the Rainbow Lounge last June. Chief Jeff Halstead said officials are still investigating what happened during the June 28 raid on the... [ Read more → ]
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