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LGBT+ Business Spotlight – September
Every Monday, we highlight one of our favorite LGBT+ businesses that are doing awesome things for our community. Here’s who we highlighted this month:
L.A.G Vintage is an online and IRL pickup-only vintage clothing store which sells a variety of fun, colorful clothes. We spoke to one of the founder, and owners about the importance of LGBT+ businesses:
“LGBT+ spaces and places of business are vital to the community. It’s rare to find a place that really empathizes with you on that level . For me it was always more about friendship, fun and knowing you have a place where you are welcome and understood. The difficulties facing our world today are even more of a challenge than it was before. Not just in the level of acceptance but survival of LGBT+ business and spaces that were already facing so many hurdles. It’s now about reimagining what that will look like when we emerge and get our feet back in the ground.”
Folklore Salon and Barber
Folklore Salon and Barber is a gender-inclusive hair salon for everyone. It’s recently re-opened during covid and has historically served it’s local community with events and community organizing.
Couplet Coffee is an awesome direct-to-consumer coffee company aiming to take the snobbery out of coffee, built and operated by an entirely women and non-binary team! Their founder Gefen Skolnick writes:
As an openly queer founder of a D2C startup, I do not shy away from being vocal about queer issues and I love to showcase my queerness to the world. Queer representation in startup leadership is scarce – and we should all do our part to share more queer owned business while also support them!
Fluide Beauty are a makeup and beauty company that recognizes that makeup has no gender and should be fun for all! We especially love their inclusive marketing campaigns and their blog that tackles all sorts of important social justice issues.
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