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November 30, 2017

Just A Few Fabulous LGBT-owned Businesses To Throw All Your Money At This Holiday Season

Buzzfeed
By Sarah Karlan
The holiday season has arrived, and that means throwing all your dough toward holiday shopping.

If you're going to be spending some serious cash, why not support your queer family and throw those bills at some LGBT-owned businesses?

Here are just a few to get your season of giving started on the most fabulous foot possible.

1. Flavnt Streetwear

Founded by identical twins and based out of Austin, this clothing company is all about promoting self-love and pride within the LGBT community. Plus, 15% of all sales go to a fundraiser that supports gender-confirming surgery for those in need.

2. Minna Goods

Who doesn't like all things soft, warm, and cozy? Check out this New York-based home textile brand for all your blanket, throw, pillow, and tea towel needs. Or, if you're in the NYC area, check out their brick-and-mortar location that just opened this year.

3. Wildfang

This Portland-based clothing company has grown tremendously since its founding in 2013. It's more than just a place to get threads — it's a space to join and connect with other badasses like yourself.

4. Bluestockings Boutique

Sexy underwear and lingerie for all bodies, shapes, and identities. Not sure where to start? Good thing the Blustockings team has provided uber-specific gift guides that provide lists for " Kinky Goth Queers" and "Mermaid Punk Princesses," among others.

5. Outplay

Swimsuits may be the last thing on your mind during the holiday season, but what about that vacation you've got planned next year? Snag one of Outplay's many styles of androgynous suits so you're ready to hit the sand with complete confidence.

6. Kirrin Finch

The New York-based clothing brand is "on a mission to do good," and when it comes to their threads, they take that motto with them from conception to production. Button-downs to all and to all a good night!

7. Otherwild

The Otherwild clan describes themselves as a studio, a store, a gathering, workshop, and an event space. For a unique gift that will make all your friends say, "Where did you find this?" look no further.

8. Babeland

Give the gift of joy! Give it to your friend, your girlfriend — heck, give it to yourself. Babeland has all your post-holiday ~relaxation~ time covered. Need a place to start? Check out their handy gift guide.

9. Stuzo Clothing

Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme launched their genderless clothing line in 2010 and haven't stopped innovating since. Their mission? To create "a space in the fashion world where all are welcome without judgment."

10. The Autostraddle Merch Store

You read it — now wear it. From a "Gender Traitor" pull over to the "Gal Pal" tee, these are a no-brainer addition to anyone's holiday list.

11. Trans* Is Beautiful Apparel

A portion of all proceeds from these simple tanks and tees goes toward the Werk Those PecsTransgender Surgery and Survival Fund. Snag one for the beautiful trans or nonbinary person in your life.

12. If You Want It "Gender Is Over" apparel

If You Want It is a New York-based organization that supports the fight for "gender self-determination and body sovereignty through community building, retail sales, events and charitable giveaways." Also, the bomber jackets are amazing.

And if you're really looking to get into the the gift of giving, complement your purchase of material goods by donating to one of these great LGBT organizations.

Immigration Equality

The Trevor Project

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Transgender Law Center

SAGE

The Audre Lorde Project

The Hetrick-Martin Institute

Trans Women Of Color Collective

Ali Forney Center

Read the original article online here.

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