A Chicago-area bakery was vandalized over the weekend over a planned drag show brunch.
Photographs shared on Twitter by Marissa Perlman, a reporter for WBBM, Chicago’s CBS affiliate, showed extensive damage to the establishment with broken glass and graffiti messages painted on the walls.
\u201cThe Owner of Uprising Cafe and Bakery in Lake In The Hills says she is cancelling their planned drag show today after someone vandalized their business overnight. They\u2019ve been receiving threats and harassment for weeks. She sent us these photos of the damage: @cbschicago\u201d
“Groomers,” “f*gs rape kids,” and “Christ is king” were scrawled in black paint along the exterior.
Defiantly addressing Saturday's anti-LGBTQ+ attack, the shop owner in the village of Lake in the Hills, a suburb of northwest Chicago, posted on social media Sunday announcing the shop’s immediate reopening.
“The clouds of This storm Are clearing this morning and we will reopen today with limited services and staff,” the business said on social media. “Hate has no home here. Love and light live here. We live here. This is our home. this is our town. this is our county. this is our fight. we’re not turning our backs or backing down now. Zero tolerance for fuckery today and everyday.”