During June, it seems like every major company puts a rainbow flag on their logo to show that they support Pride Month. While that’s great to see, it’s always not the most authentic way of supporting the LGBTQ+ community. What makes a much bigger difference is shopping at LGBTQ+ owned businesses. Whether you’re shopping for parenting essentials or a sweet gift, you can support small businesses and be an active ally.
The truth is, the LGBTQ+ community still needs support, and one way to provide that is by spending money at establishments owned by LGBTQ folks. Consider that lesbian women, on average, make 12% less than heterosexual women. Or, that a whopping 22% of LGBTQ+ people earn less than $22,000 a year. Being out and true to yourself has a real economic impact, and we’re hoping to be a part of supporting that impact.
So, we’ve put together a list of 9 LGTBQ+ owned businesses that would love your support during Pride and throughout the year. Not only does shopping with these businesses help address inequities, but it will also land you some seriously adorable products. Here are a few of our favorite businesses and products to support during Pride month.
Too Cute Baby Booties
Keep Your Feet Warm with Color
Be a Star in the Pool
An Inclusive Baby Book
A Monthly Dose of Wellness
T-Shirt with a Cause
A Truly Awesome Lego Set
PJs Everyone Can Love
An Inclusive (and Free) Book on Family
Play with the Rainbow
Comotomo Baby Bottle Bundle Gift Set
The baby bottle, an all new way.