Pride Month is a chance for queer people today to celebrate who they are and for allies to show up and support us. One of the best ways to do that is by supporting the business ventures of LGBTQIA+ creatives and entrepreneurs – bonus points if it’s Latinx-owned too! Unlike mainstream businesses and corporations, small queer and Latinx-owned shops rarely get visibility and need the support of their communities to keep going, promote queer-made art, help other creatives, and in some cases, survive. Whether it’s placing an order or sharing our posts or sending links out to friends, every move toward allyship counts. This is not an exhaustive list but is a curated list of queer Latinx-owned shops that we’re loving right now and that deserve a special spotlight this June. Read on to learn more about 14 queer Latinx-owned shops to support this Pride Month.
If you’re in the market for ranchero-inspired fashion, Morena Mia is the place to shop. A queer Latina-owned slow fashion retailer, the brand offers unique, striking clothes including studded cowboy hats, one-piece lingerie, chaps, boots, belts, harnesses, and jewelry. Each handcrafted piece is ethically sourced and sustainably made so you get to look good AND do good.
The Queer Gym
Gyms can be stressful, especially if you’re part of a marginalized group that doesn’t always fit in with a white male-dominated fitness culture. That’s why owner Lorena Natalie Huerta started The Queer Gym, the first queer gym in the U.S.! Available virtually and in-person, workout sessions are recorded live for members and feature classes in yoga, boxing, core work, meditation, and Zumba, all with a queer clientele and trauma-informed strategies in mind. Don’t want to work out but interested in supporting anyway? They also have an online shop with exclusive TQG merch including hoodies, shirts, hats, and mugs.
Badass x Bonita
Badass x Bonita founder Kim Guerra is a proud lesbian whose work empowers the LGBTQIA+ community. As a poet and entrepreneur, her works are available in prints and emblazoned on tees and sweaters. She has an entire Pride collection that features tees with phrases including “Pinche Lesbiana”, “Queer Girls Do It Better,” and “Libre, Lesbiana, y Loca.”
Moon Mother Apothecary
Influenced by Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Dominican spiritual practices, Moon Mother Apothecary offers natural herbal medicines and remedies, all made with traditional ancestral wisdom and knowledge in mind. Their store offers a large variety of stickers, books, herbs, tea blends, and essences designed to help and guide you with grief, heart health, and other issues. If you’re looking for an even more unique experience, keep an eye out for their trauma-informed and BIPOC-centered workshops, meditations, sound baths, pop-ups, and much more.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Pa’lante Para is an online shop specializing in clothing for Latina sororities to bring a fun multicultural vibe to the house you belong to. Check out their sweatshirts, tees, flags, and stationery displaying your unique sorority house! “Now I am one of a few queer Latina-owned para businesses serving multicultural and Latina-based sororities,” she writes on her website.
Be sure to book your next haircut at the queer Afro-Latina-owned salon Salon Benders in Long Beach, California! Many of us without straight or “conventional” hair can find haircuts stressful and anxiety-inducing. Salon Benders takes a careful trauma-informed approach that leaves aside traditional expectations of gender and what your hair is “supposed” to look like to make you look like your truest self. Not only will you leave with the best products and recommendations for your hair but you can also request other wellness services like reiki, tarot card readings, therapy, and meditation sessions. If you don’t live in the area, you can still support the salon by shopping from their merch store with all kinds of goodies including stickers, shirts, and hoodies.
With over 15k followers to her name, Bianca of Bianca Designs is THE creative to support this pride season for her dedication to inclusivity and representation. Available to shop from on Etsy and her own website, the catalog has a wide range of pride-themed stationery and clothing products. The pins are notable for being available in a variety of pride flag colors and using symbols from the disability and ASL communities. And if you’re near a Walmart, be sure to check out her summer pride collab collection with exclusive pride-themed products, now available nationwide.
Owned by queer Latinx artist Iliana Galvez, GrowMija is your one-stop shop for beautiful and bold art. From blankets to posters, every product features original artwork from Iliana including messages like “Manifest that sh*t mija” and there’s even a tiger blanket, a nod to the iconic San Marcos blankets. Whether you want a sticker that shows off your zodiac sign or a cafecito dreams poster, GrowMija is the place to shop.
For our tarot lovers, candle burners, and brujas alike, SanVicente Studios offers an array of enchanting products to bring a bit of magic to your life. Be sure to pick up some color-changing love potions, spell jar necklaces, tea light spell candles, and handmade jewelry. Mini art prints and stickers commemorating Latinx pride are also available on the shop’s Etsy storefront.
Jen Zeano Designs
Based in Texas, JZD is for both the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies with their new Pride collection, some of which are available at Target, that includes tees with phrases including “Bien Proud” and “Bien Supportive.” Jen and Vero are the married duo behind the brand that famously launched the “Latina Power” tee and they’ve built a brand based on inclusivity and cultural pride. We also love their Pride overalls with the rainbow accents.
Scary Good Coffee
Frighteningly delicious! For our coffee drinkers and loves, support queer-owned coffee brand Scary Good Coffee this June! Their unique coffee blends offer a little something for everyone and for every purpose: breakfast, espresso, cold brew, among others. They also source from Latin American countries including Peru, Honduras, Brazil, and Guatemala. If you don’t drink coffee but still want to support, grab a gift card for a friend!
Indigenous-owned, Firme Arte offers an extensive, wide-ranging catalog of products as well as unique art prints. Grab something from the stationery section as well as wellness products like botanical elixirs, candles, and crystals. There truly is a little something for everyone and for every spiritual need including divination boards and other ritual tools including mal de ojo amulets and altar idols.
A Tribe Called Queer
A Tribe Called Queer is a queer, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous-owned non-profit that supports the mental wellness and empowerment of BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ communities through workshops, programming, resources, and more. To support the work they do, they have a shop with exclusive merchandise including tees with phrases that include “Love for All”, “Femmes Can be Thems” and “Gender is an Illusion.”