Oklahoma City Gay Club Vandalized With Soup, Blueberries

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday January 4, 2021

Partners, gay club in Oklahoma City
Partners, gay club in Oklahoma City  (Source:KFOR)

Partners, a gay club in Oklahoma City, was vandalized with soup and blueberries last week, KFOR reports.

Owner John McAffrey said that, on Tuesday, employees discovered a car in the club's parking lot that appeared as if it had been vomited on, but ended up being soup. And then on Wednesday, the front door of the club had been pelted with blueberries. McAffrey told KFOR, "We first thought somebody got sick and then once we got closer, we realized that it was, it looks like blueberries."

McAffrey said that surveillance video shows the vandal, apparently in an early 2000s Chevy Silverado, but he is waiting to make the video public until he's spoken with an attorney. "They pull up, throw it out the window, slow down for probably like ten seconds," he said.

"It was completely childish," McAffrey said. "There's better ways to handle something if it is targeted at a certain individual but it's not going to stop us for continuing and having somewhere safe for everyone in the community to come to."

An explanation for the why the vandalism occurred has yet to be determined. The club has positioned a security guard in their parking lot for the safety of its patrons.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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