June 16, 2022/Blog, Media

Celebrate Pride Month by Supporting Queer Communities!

Happy Pride! With the recent emergence of Rainbow Capitalism, it’s so important to make sure we are supporting businesses that advocate for the queer community year round — not just during June. Here are some great queer organizations and small businesses where you can shop that are supporting the LGBTQIA+ community!

1. Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is a passionate group of LGBTQIA+ people and allies advocating for change. 

The Human Rights Campaign aims to end worldwide disrcrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community. Powered by an immense grassroots army, the Human Rights Campaign works to make a world with fundamental fairness and equality for all a reality.

The HRC online shop features trendy, yet powerful merchandise. Some of the best sellers include a Southern inspired “Y’all Means All” T-Shirt and Pronoun Pins.

2.The Little Gay Shop

The Little Gay Shop is a queer marketplace selling art, apparel, books, and magazines all from members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

The LGBTQIA+ community has always been central to art and culture — despite a historic lack of recognition. The Little Gay Shop provides a platform for queer artists to sell their artwork. 

Support queer artists during Pride Month with beautiful prints and posters to decorate your home!

3. Bye Gender

Bye Gender! is a community-focused organization focused on helping trans people access necessary funding. 

Bye Gender! uses chic apparel to transcend the gender binary.

Through the online shop, promotion of mutual aid funds, and binders/menstrual cup donations, Bye Gender has been able to help hundreds of trans individuals receive the resources they need.

4. Pride Flag SD

Created to represent all aspects of the LGBTQIA+ community, Pride Flag SD is a queer-owned small business that makes hand sewn Pride Flags.

Support a Queer owned business and fly a flag that celebrates you with Pride Flag SD!

5. JZD 

A queer owned lifestyle brand, JZD was founded to empower all corners of the Latinx community.

JZD’s “Bien Gay” and “Bien Supportive” Tees feature a beautiful Rainbow Design that represent both the Hispanic and Queer community.

6. Otherwild 

Otherwild is a queer-woman owned small business founded in 2012. 

Founder, Rachel Berks, donates portions of her profits to Planned Parenthood, The National Center for Transgender Equality, The Lesbian Herstory Archives, and Black Lives Matter.

Otherwild’s Pride Collection features beautiful apparel and home goods that directly support queer businesspeople and social justice organizations.

7. Bombas

Bombas is a luxury essentials brand created to provide clean and comfortable clothing to customers and those experiencing homelessness. 

Every purchase from the Pride collection will be matched and donated to members of the LGBTQIA+ community experiencing homelessness. 

Bombas Pride Collection featured adorable rainbow sock sets that would make a perfect gift for a loved one.

8. Fluide

Fluide is an inclusive beauty brand made for all skin shades and gender expressions founded to amplify queer voices.

Fluide donates a portion of all sales to LGBTQIA+ non-profits. Fluide also ensures its products are vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben free. 

This Pride Month Fluide introduced a new mystery box — the Pride Galaxy Box. Holding a fabulous array of various beauty products, the Pride Galaxy Box makes a fantastic gift!

9. A Tribe Called Queer

A Tribe Called Queer was founded to create safe spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ and donates a portion of specific product proceeds to Black Lives Matter and Emergency Release Fund. 

Support the Black Queer community today with new pride apparel.

10. FLAVNT Streetwear 

Last but not least is Texas-based FLAVNT Streetwear! 

FLAVNT Streetwear, founded in Austin, is an independent clothing brand for LGBTQIA+ people and allies focused on creating clothes that promote pride!

Invest in the Texan queer community with stylish apparel!