I really wish I had I been back home in Fort Worth today instead of at General Assembly. As the UUA kicks of its Standing on the Side of Love Campaign, the need for me to Stand on the Side of Love in my own community became a stark reality as Fort Worth police raided The Rainbow Lounge, a gay bar in Fort Worth at 1 a.m. Saturday night, on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. One man, Chad Gibson, remains hospitalized with brain injury following the incident according to the Dallas Voice, which has also published an update on his condition.
There were demonstrations early this evening in Fort Worth demanding answers. I’ve been in touch with the Standing on the Side of Love campaign and a colleague and I are working on statement. There will be a rally NEXT Sunday evening in Fort Worth as well. I encourage everyone in the area who can get there, to attend and Stand on the Side of Love.