13 Awesome Everyday Items From LGBT Businesses
Supporting LGBTQIA businesses doesn't have to be limited to pride season; there are so many little ways you can support these entrepreneurs! From your morning cup of joe to your nighttime reading, here are some lovely queer stores that help you get through your days.
Fun socks for all ages
Retailer Ma Petite Shoe is known more for its funky shoe collection that ranges from outrageous to demure, but they also sell some quirky socks! Whether you just want a pop of color or to blast off into outer space, there's a pair for you — and the rest of the family!
It's getting easier to consume queer media, but as we've learned from Babadook, there's still a lot of reaching going on in the quest for representation. If you like physically owning Blu-rays and DVDs of your favorite films and show, check out Wolfe Video for your queer media consumption.
Wolfe Video's catalog of videos are by, for, and/or about LGBTQIA people and each page offers a helpful synopsis. We also like that they have sections for videos with closed captioning to make those movies and shows easier to find.
Instant coffee to keep the party going
Whether you're the first to wake up hungover at your friend's place or you need to keep the night going, these instant coffee tubes are real lifesavers. We recommend getting a 4-pack of these discreet and sturdy tubes to toss into your bag, fanny pack, or pocket.
Need more java and/or shudder at the thought of instant coffee? Equator sells the more time-consuming beans as well in different grinds: whole, coarse, regular, fine, and espresso.
Natural flea spray for your furry friends
No one likes chemicals around their furry friends, so Wondercide is here to help. Their line of natural pet products, including these flea and tick control sprays, is barking up rave reviews. They also make pest repellants for your home and even some skincare for humans!
Tailored suits for feminine frames
Do you want a nice suit that fits like a glove? Kipper Clothiers can you help you with that. Their Kipper Courier Collections include design swatches, an initial measurement appointment, and an another alterations appointment before your finished suit ships to your door.
Premium unisex brogues and boots
This international shoe company mainly specializes in boots and brogues in trendy, subtly gender neutral styles. With bases in Berlin and New York City, plus Portuguese leather, this team of sisters is out to dress you in comfy, stylish kicks.
Trendy clothes and accessories
The badass women behind Wildfang are all about adding a touch of femininity to menswear, from blazers to bowties. Wildfang is generally a retailer that slings some trendy clothes and accessories from their partnerships, but they also sell some apparel of their own!
Books that really make you think
The collectively owned bookstore in New York is all about spreading the good words about everything from sexuality to the prison industrial complex. Their selection of fiction and non-fiction books from and about marginalized people are ready to open your mind and heart!
Premium lingerie for the pinups
Maybe you want this for the bedroom or maybe you're gonna strut your stuff at your local pride parade. Whatever your motivation, Dottie's Delights is flush with high quality lingerie to help you put forth your sexiest self. These pieces are made to fit feminine bodies from XS–3X, but you can also request custom lingerie!
Gender neutral swimwear for those who don’t like binaries
Summer is here, queer, and ready for swimwear! Outplay makes swimsuit separates that can make people of any gender identity feel comfortable and ready for fun in the sun. Their swimwear bottoms are also great, neutrally toned options for guys. If you want something a little louder, check out their Pride Collection.
For the cheese lovers out there, check out the award-winning cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery. They ship their cheese collections overnight, which will cost you a $20 flat rate, so they arrive fresh to your door. Different collections include everything from artisanal crackers to cured meats, so you'll open up the full makings of a charcuterie board!
A handmade picnic blanket
Whether you're at Dolores Park or your local park, pride weekend isn't the same without a little lounging around in the sun. If you're in the market for a new picnic blanket, we recommend this Minna throw. Minna is a textile company born out of the blood, sweat, and artisan partnerships of Sara Berks.
If you're thinking this just looks like a Mexican blanket, you're absolutely right; these throws are made by a family-run co-op in Mitla, Mexico. Unlike the heavy, mass-produced blankets you're used to, however, these are lightweight, handwoven, and made solely out of cotton.