While Pride Month makes it “trendy” to support LGBTQIA+ companies, it’s important to show that support all year long. It brings us joy to see that beautiful rainbow flag splashed everywhere during the month of June and the rest of the year too. But more than that, it makes us so happy to see so many of our queer brothers, sisters, uncles, cousins, and friends out and proud, and living their best lives. We know there’s still a long way to go, but society is so much more accepting of the LGBTQIA community than it once was, and with that, we are seeing a lot more openly queer creators and entrepreneurs making their mark on their individual industries, and we’re excited to celebrate them.
Here are some of our favorite items from queer Latinx businesses you should buy to help you celebrate Pride Month in style:
Otomi Pride Earrings – The Lemon
Created by Mexican-American artist, Anthony Diaz, who founded The Lemon online shop, the Otomi Pride earrings are a nod to his Mexican heritage that honors his place in the LGBTQIA+ community. The earrings are handmade and feature a sizable three-inch dangle on a one-inch stud. The rainbow floral design is both subtle and meaningful, and thanks to the rich colors and delicate pattern, they’re quite versatile.
Otomi Pride Earring, $20, available at lemonbyad.com
Women Loving Women Cotton Shorts – Kalani and Wolf
These cozy cotton shorts from Kalani and Wolf, are totally on trend, and because they were designed in the lesbian pride colors with the adorable “women loving women,” logo on the leg, there’ll be no mistaking exactly who you are when you wear them. They are cut in a relaxed “genderless” fit and are made from organic supima cotton for an ultra-comfy, soft feel. There’s also a matching T-shirt available if you want to complete the look.
Women Loving Women Cotton Shorts, $50, available at kalaniandwolf.com
Luchando for Amor Sticker – Muy Cute Merch
Muy Cute Merch really does make the cutest stuff. These holographic stickers say “Luchando for Amor,” and feature a rainbow holo color scheme that’ll be the perfect accessory for anything from your laptop to your water bottle or even your phone. This sticker would also make a thoughtful token of love and honor for any LGBTQIA+ kids you know for Pride Month. The stickers measure 2.9 in. x 4.3 in. and have a two- to four-year outdoor lifespan.
Luchando for Amor sticker, $4, available at muycutemerch.com
Pride 2022 Water Bottle – A Tribe Called Queer
Scoop up this adorable water bottle from A Tribe Called Queer, to take with you on all of your Pride Month outings, so you’ll stay hydrated throughout the festivities. It’s made from high-grade stainless steel with a vacuum flask and is insulated for hot and cold liquids. The 17-ounce capacity and leak-proof cap make it ideal for when you’re out and about, since you can toss it into your bag and it won’t weigh you down.
Pride 2022 Water Bottle, $30, available at atribecalledqueer.com
I F*!cking Love Being Gay Tote – Badass x Bonita
Need a new tote? This one from the Badass x Bonita store is a little bit hippie and a little bit edgy, and we absolutely love it. Just imagine what the Karens will say when they get a closer look! Really though, it’s all about expressing how much pride you have in all the things that make you…you. The colorful florals are printed on a certified organic cotton tote.
I F*cking Love Being Gay Tote, $26.99, available at brownbadassbonita.com
Bien Supportive Tank
We love all things JZD and this muscle tee is a beautiful way to showcase your support of the LGBTQIA+ community. It looks comfortable and versatile and like we will be living in it all summer long. The tanks are embroidered in house and are offered in unisex sizes from extra small to 4X. We don’t often see products allows us to support the community and we love to see it.
Bien Supportive Tank, $34, available at shopjzd.com
Invest in Yourself Pin – The Light Leaks
The “Invest in Yourself” pin from The Light Leaks, is a subtle way to remind yourself of what’s truly important on the daily. You are worthy exactly the way you are, and this sweet little pin will help you make sure you never forget it. The pin was actually designed as a collaboration between Kim Hoyos of The Light Leaks and Bianca Designs, two queer Latinx entrepreneurs. Did we mention how cute the pastel rainbow is? Love the vintage vibe.
Invest in Yourself pin, $9, available at thelightleaks.com
Wavy Inclusive Pride Throw – Bianca Designs
How stunning is the Wavy Inclusive Pride Throw Blanket from queer Puerto Rican designer Bianca Negrón? Not only is it pretty and proud, but it looks insanely cozy too. It’s made with a soft silk touch fabric that’s machine-washable, flame retardant and hypoallergenic, and it’s a generous 50 in. x 60 in. size, that’s perfect for cuddling up on the couch after a long day. Yes, we love our snuggly blankets even in the summer months!
Wavy Inclusive Pride Throw Blanket, $49.95, available at biancadesigns.co
Love Wins Candle – House of Intuition
This “Love Wins” candle is from the famed House of Intuition’s 2022 Pride Collection, and five percent of the proceeds from each purchase is being donated to The Trans Justice Funding Project. The candles are made with 100 percent natural and sustainable palm wax and each one contains crystals, has been programmed with intentions, and features a pleasant, light scent.
Love Wins Candle, $24, available at houseofintuitionla.com
Bidi Bidi Gay Gay Mug – Los Ofrendas
This unique mug from the Los Ofrendas shop on Etsy is an absolute must-have for every queer Latinx Selena fan. Plus, we’re always looking to expand our mug collection because it makes our afternoon cafecito even more enjoyable. The Bidi Bidi Gay Gay mug features an original rainbow design that’s sure to get compliments, and it’s the perfect 12-ounce size.
Bidi Bidi Gay Gay Mug, $24, available at Etsy.com