Memorial services, candlelight vigil set for Fairness Fort Worth’s Tom Anable

Memorial services for Fairness Fort Worth President Thomas Anable, who was found dead Saturday morning in Benbrook, are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Celebration Community Church, according to Anable’s longtime friend Paul Valdez.

The Rainbow Lounge, the bar where Anable’s activism began when it was raided by police in June 2009, will host a candlelight vigil in his honor at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Valdez said he planned to release a statement from Anable’s family on his death sometime Monday. Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead, who’s worked closely with Anable over the last three years, also reportedly planned to release a statement today.

Anable, president of Fort Worth’s LGBT advocacy group since June 2010, is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 58.

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