A new support group is putting out a call to support UpRising Bakery and Cafe on Saturday.
Parasol Patrol Fox Valley is an all-volunteer group where members will line up between LGBTQ events and protesters, blocking the protesters from view with rainbow parasols.
From their event to support UpRising on Saturday:
“Our friends at UpRising Bakery and Cafe have a drag show scheduled from 7 to 9 PM this Saturday. A large group of anti LGBT+ protesters are planning on disrupting the show. Please come out to show your support for this heavily targeted business. Please bring your rainbow umbrellas and parasols. Wear your Pride swag, bring signs, Pride flags, and US flags (the bigots do not own our flag). If anyone has a large portable speaker please bring that.
“We urge folks to not engage with the protesters, it is futile and just fuels them. We are assuming there will be a police presence, so if things escalate we will notify police.”
UpRising Bakery is at 2104 W Algonquin Rd in Lake in the Hills. The parasols are meeting up at 5 p.m.