“It’s Giving” Events Planned in Response to Homophobic Attacks
On Monday, October 31st, local Brookside business, The Donut Hole was attacked by an unidentified man after the shop hosted a queer event.
Footage from a security camera shows a man wearing a mask, a black hood over a red hat, and jeans, tape a letter to the adjacent business before breaking a window and throwing a molotov cocktail into The Donut Hole. Though the contents of the note have not been released to the public, authorities say it contained hateful, anti-LGBT rhetoric and bible verses.
Monday’s violent vandalism was carried out after the shop hosted a queer art installation, The Queens Dirty Dozen. This attack was the second of two on The Donut Hole in response to drag queen events the business has hosted.
Both LGBT Tulsans and allies in the community have rallied behind The Donut Hole by donating to owner Sarah Swain’s GoFundMe Campaign to pay for repairs. The Prism Initiative coordinated with OKEQ's EBA, Studio 66, and Tulsa Remote to circulate a solidarity letter.
In response to these attacks, the queer community is coming together with the help of local businesses and organizations to host a series of events called “It’s Giving” on Saturday, November 26th in downtown Tulsa.
The events, co-hosted by Studio 66, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Tulsa Remote, ASLUT, and LPBP will emphasize queer joy in the face of violent adversity. Show out in support of Tulsa and the LGBTQ+ community.