Society has transformed in many ways since June 1969 when the Stonewall Uprising against Manhattan police took place. The resistance that arose back then inspired Pride Month. Every June, Pride Month celebrates the culture, contributions, and humanity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals. Use this Pride Month as an opportunity to discover and support amazing businesses owned by LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.
Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium
Bookstores were one of the pioneering businesses that brought LGBTQ+ culture to Main Street. In Vancouver, Little Sister’s has been in business for more than 30 years.
Not all businesses are about selling merchandise. Bakau Consulting helps companies foster a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Peau de Loup
The apparel that is made to fit your body, not gender. Peau de Loup out of Vancouver has been part of the indie-queer fashion scene for years. The shop offers shirts, jackets, pullovers and accessories.
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Natural makeup free of disturbing chemicals, like formaldehyde or parabens, attracts many people. Fluide’s products help you embrace your beauty naturally. Makeup lines reflect the needs of all skin tones and genders.
Yas Petit Poulet
From Montreal come the creations of Yas Salame. Shop for Pride-inspired stickers, pins, mugs, T-shirts and more. The artist’s “queer-iodic table” decorations marry chemistry with all types of gender identities and orientations.
Most people complain of having trouble finding clothes. Rebirth specializes in designs meant to empower all body types and genders. Embrace your style regardless of your size, identity, or physical ability.
Look grand at your local Pride parade this year with a brand new hat. Tifknits out of Brooklyn sells hand-knit beanies. Browse styles designed for all head and hair shapes and sizes.