There’s no better way to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community — in Pride month and beyond — than offering tangible support through shopping from Queer-owned fashion brands. The journey for LGBTQIA+ rights has been an uphill climb, and there’s still a long way to go. Even now, 53 years since the Stonewall uprising, there is much to be done to ensure safe, prosperous, equitable lives for all LGBTQIA+ people.
Every June, it feels like every brand under the sun drops its own Pride collection. While they may donate some proceeds to LGBTQIA+ nonprofits and causes, the best way to show your support is to give back to the community directly. Spending your money at small, Queer-owned businesses ensures that your coin is actually going to LGBTQIA+ people. It also helps support local economies and carve out more room for marginalized creators.
This summer, level up your summer aesthetic with trendy T-shirts, joggers, and swimsuits — oh, my! — from Queer-owned fashion brands. You can find your entire summer wardrobe — as well as future ‘fits — at one of the options below. And, since we should be supporting marginalized creators year-round, I recommend bookmarking each of the 15 Queer-owned brands below so they’re top of mind whenever you feel like doing a little shopping.
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