LGBTQ+ Small Businesses to Support During Pride Month and Beyond

By Chris Olsen

Publish Her is committed to elevating LGBTQ-owned business during Pride month and all year long. Join us in supporting these LGBTQ+ small businesses and brands:

BARB: A queer-founded and focused haircare brand specifically formulated for short hair and dedicated to making the hair and beauty industries more inclusive; founded by Megan Andrews and Sheena Lister.

EQUATOR COFFEES: A high-impact coffee company focused on quality, sustainability and social responsibility in its procurement, roasting and production processes; founded by Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell.

GOODONYA: A nature-inspired hydration powder formulated to promote better sleep, increase focus and provide hangover relief; founded by Kris Buchanan.

HAGEN AND OATS: Wooden home décor handmade by women challenging industry biases and supporting LGBTQ+ causes; founded by sisters Anna Hagen and Nikki Hollerich.

HUMANKIND: Swimwear that is gender-inclusive so that more body types and identities feel comfortable and confident in what they wear in the water; founded by Haily Marzullo.

JUSTBRIFREE: A yoga community created specifically for BIPOC and queer folks so they feel welcome, safe, empowered and at home in their bodies; founded by Bria Hamlet.

MAEV: A first of its kind human-grade raw dog food brand designed to improve dogs’ oral health, behavior, energy balance and weight management; founded by Katie Spies.

NOTO BOTANICS: Gender-inclusive and clean cosmetics that are vegan, cruelty-free and made for anyone who values self-expression, diversity and a shared sense of community; founded by Gloria Noto.

STELLER HAIR CO.: A Minneapolis, Minnesota-based salon the provides an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and promotes acts of kindness through its nonprofit, Steller Kindness Project; founded by Katie Steller.

TAWA THREADS CO.: An outdoor-inspired textile company that gives back to nonprofit organizations offering culturally minded exploration, healing spaces and leadership development; founded by Tabria Wilford.

TOMBOYX: An ethically made gender-neutral underwear brand that donates a portion of its proceeds to LGBTQ+ organizations with an emphasis on supporting transgender individuals; founded by Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzales.

UGO: Waterproof packs for phones and tablets that feature one-of-a-kind zipper technology that keeps electronics dry and afloat; founded by Melanie Cole and Vicky DeRouchey.

WILDFANG: A gender-neutral clothing company and community that donates to a number of nonprofits to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ womxn and girls; founded by Emma McIlroy.

Photo credit: Tawa Threads Co.

About the Author

Chris Olsen is a broadcast media veteran turned communications consultant, educator and the author of “Whyography: Building a Brand Fueled by Purpose.” The founder of Publish Her and Publish Her Story, Chris has helped thousands of women tell their stories and publish their books.

About Publish Her

Publish Her is a female-founded independent publisher dedicated to elevating the words, writing and stories of women. We are passionate about amplifying the voices of women of color, women with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We aim to make publishing an attainable, exciting and collaborative process for all.