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Show Your Pride: 10 LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses (& The Products We Love)

Happy Pride everyone! Now is the time of year we honor those who came before us, reflect on how far we have come, and celebrate the many accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community. And as a more visible member of this vibrant community, I want to shine a light on some of the LGBTQ+ owned brands that are making the world a little more colorful and inclusive – one product at a time. 

To really show your support this Pride month, give some love (and spend some $$) with LGBTQ+ owned brands. Whether you’re looking to wear your pride on your sleeve or make your home a little more colorful,  we’ve compiled 23 products from businesses around the country that will make you feel proud – and benefit some very worthy LGBTQ organizations too. 

 

Keep scrolling to see 10 of Bobby’s favorite LGBTQ+ brands – and all the shoppable pieces to show your pride.

 

To learn more about the history of Pride, the organizations leading the cause (and how you can still celebrate digitally) check out our post: Pride Began With A Protest.

 

 

Otherwild

Found in 2012, Otherwild is a queer, women-owned store featuring apparel, home goods, and accessories from LGBTQ brands, as well as an in-house line of refillable cleaning and personal care products.

 

Homo Sweet Homo Mug, $17; He/They Pronouns Embroidered T-Shirt, $42; Gender Inclusive Plant Perfume, $42

Suay Sew Shop

Los Angeles-based Suay Sew Shop was created by Lindsay Rose Medoff to reduce waste and produce some colorful and ethical home and apparel products. All items are made from a combination of post-consumer waste, deadstock, and organic fibers – meaning they’re a more responsible (and earth-friendly) way to show your pride.

 

Remade Corduroy Shorts, $42; Linen Napkin Set, $52

A Tribe Called Queer

For products that will make an inclusive statement, check out A Tribe Called Queer. This multidisciplinary brand features gender-neutral clothing and accessories with a message of loving yourself for exactly who you are.

 

Gender Is An Illusion T-Shirt, $35; Black Femme Power iPhone Case, $25

Alder New York 

This queer and woman-owned independent skincare brand creates products designed to work for all skin types, regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity. And this month, they launched a Pride Edition Cooling Mineral Hydro Mist that will benefit the Ali Forney Center and LGBTQ youth.

 

Pride Edition Cooling Mineral Hydro Mist, $28; Cleansing Body Bar, $13; Plant Fiber Soap Dish, $13

Freck Beauty

The world’s first beauty line to add and enhance freckles, this LGBTQ-owned brand is on a mission to make everyone more beautiful- and break all the rules of makeup.

 

Lid Lick Fluid Eyeliner, $16; So Jelly Cactus Eye Jelly, $28;  Cheekslime Blush + Lip Tint, $22

Wildfang

Seeking to upend outdated gender norms, fashion brand Wildfang combines masculine, feminine, and everything in between to create a unique line of appeal and accessories to appeal to the entire spectrum of shapes, sizes, and gender expressions.

 

Come As You Are Tee, $40; They/Them Pronoun Pin, $10

Homoco

This LGBTQ swim brand got its name from founder/designer Daniel DuGoff’s family’s gas station, Homes Oil Company, that went by the nickname “HOMOCO.” The colorful assortment of styles will definitely make you stand out, including a line of t-shirts that pay homage to influential LGBTQ locations around the US.

 

Greenwich Village T-Shirt, $34; Forest Tom’s Full Service Trunks, $69

Boy Smells

Despite the name, this LA-based line of stylish candles will appeal to everyone who enjoys a sumptuous scent. They also just launched a Pride collection of 5 colorful candles, with 10% of sales going to The Trevor Project, the nation’s leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.

 

Extra Vert Candle, $39; Cowboy Kush Candle, $34

Kate Dehler

This Chicago-based LGBTQ artist plays with color and line to create some very groovy prints – perfect for adding a bit of fun to any space.

 

Afternoon Art Print, $26; Eyes Eyes Eyes Art Print, $25

If Pencils Could Talk

Maker Tamara Arynne crafts stationery, stickers, cards, and pencils with affirming messages and colorful graphics (and donates 15% of sales to the Trevor Project.)

 

Pronouns Matter Talking Pencil Stationery Set, $19; You’re My Chosen Family Greeting Card, $6