Studio 8 Hair Lab in Traverse, Michigan owner Christine Geiger says she is exercising her right to free speech by refusing specific customers (LGBTQ+) her services. She also compared gender-diverse people to animals, the Kansas City Star reports.
A description of the business on Instagram says it is “A private CONSERVATIVE business that does not cater to woke ideologies.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill in March that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Geiger, who mocked Whitmer in the post, expanded on her bigotry in a comment on a Facebook post in the Overheard in Traverse City group.
I have no issues with LGB,” she wrote. “It’s the TQ+ that I’m not going to support.”
She continued, “For those that don’t know what the + is for, it’s for MAP (Minor Attracted Person aka: pedophile).”
Geiger explained that she’s taken this stance to “[e]nsure that clients have the best experienc.
This is a free country and I am not a slave to any narrative,” Geiger concluded while hoping that “more of you will see this and be inspired to stand up tall and speak your own truths and not simply let them be.”
The real question is should we retaliate?