Pride Month 2023 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.
“MALIN+GOETZ was founded in the chelsea neighborhood of New York City in 2004 by founders Matthew Malin + Andrew Goetz who set out to uncomplicate skincare. With limited shelf space in their small New York City apartment, they started the brand with 6 essential products that would work for all skin types, including their own.” 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.
"Ash + Chess is a stationery & gift company run by queer and trans couple Ashley Molesso (she/her) and Chess Needham (he/him), based out of Kingston, NY. They create greeting cards, art prints and more in bold, retro color palettes, often using their artwork to uplift the queer community." Find them on Instagram.