I moved to Iowa City thinking that it was open minded and progressive. I’m involved in the gay community, I attend, and sing in the choir of, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City. I am proud to call Iowa City my home — or I was until I tried to start my own retail shop.
With years of retail experience, I thought I would be welcomed by a community that prides itself on supporting small businesses. If what I was hoping to provide from my shop was not needed, or already readily available, I would gladly show my support through my patronage.
What I want is to open a shop that is welcoming to our whole adult community.
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