Pride Month 2021 has arrived, and we'll be sharing some virtual and in-person events coming up as well as highlighting of our queer contributors and partners. To support queer-owned shops, check out some our favorites below as well as curated lists from Buzzfeed, Gay City News, Etsy, and Bustle.
“Fluide is a beauty brand that creates products for all gender expressions using cruelty-free and paraben-free ingredients. This company was founded by Isabella Giancarlo and Laura Kraber who have a goal of normalizing queer beauty on queer people. Fluide is all inclusive and has the intent to inspire others to be confident in their own identity.” Find them on Instagram.
“Pyramid Seven LLC is a Chicago-based company that creates boxer briefs for periods, not gender. For us, this means that an individual can identify anywhere on the gender spectrum and menstruate. Our mission is to showcase and share stories of all people who menstruate.We begin from the premise that there are people who menstruate who may identify anywhere along the gender spectrum. Our underwear allows a person to wear any available menstrual product comfortably inside our boxer briefs without worrying about leakage, bagginess or discomfort. Our sizes range from XS-XXL and are designed to fit a wide array of bodies. We seek to validate our customer’s gender identity and expression every day of the month. Pyramid Seven practices inclusiveness by representing the true faces, bodies, and expressions of people who menstruate.” Find them on Instagram.
“Bianca’s Design Shop is a small independent shop that features rad pins, creative goods, & other cute things made with love in Queens, NY. The shop is run by Queer Latinx Artist, Bianca Negron. Officially starting this online design shop in 2017, she enjoys creating cute, cool, weird, fun & random things and loves that she can share this stuff with people who are into the same things!” Find them on Instagram.
“As a queer-owned business, Otherwild centers ethics at the core of our business and mission. This has taken various shapes and forms throughout the years: supporting artists and designers with shared values and concerns at the core of their practice dedication to fair wages and labor practices. We offer a variety of products to encourage and assist in transforming or eliminating products and cycles which have negative-impact end games. We all share in the need for options and help in minimizing or eliminating wasteful, toxic and destructive products and patterns. Otherwild is, and will continue to be, an extension of this mission of care -- through community building, queer culture, awareness, consciousness-sharing and stewardship.” Find them on Instagram.
“Our pieces are unisex, or gender-free as we prefer to call them, because clothes don’t have any organs last time we checked. Stuzo Clothing is a gender free clothing company designed to invoke thought and emotion. Our brand is for the non-conforming and bold at heart.” Find them on Instagram.
“We have kept it simple: we specialize in well-made button-down shirts for bodies with curves. To us this is something much more than a button-down. It's about creating something authentic that makes people feel the same way on the outside as they do on the inside. We've added contrasting fabrics to intrigue and a secret pocket to surprise, but most of all we made it in a way to be proud. We stole it from the boys and made it to fit us. Cheeky, Classic, Strong. Androgynous-style clothing designed for all bodies with curves regardless of gender identity.” Find them on Instagram.
“Because is a clothing and accessories brand that offers products for individuals who want to wear items outside the “normal standards.” This business was founded by Hawwaa Ibrahim with the intention to create a fun, inclusive, and vibrant company.” Find them on Instagram.