Supporting local LGBTQ+-owned businesses in Austin, TX is like giving a high-five to our community. The Rise Times is a great resource for finding gay-owned businesses to support, like The Little Gay Shop - a treasure trove of LGBTQIA+ merchandise, from clothing and accessories to home decor and gifts. They also host local market events, where you'll find everything from handmade crafts to tasty treats.
Bookwoman is another gem, one of the oldest feminist bookstores in Texas, owned and operated by women and queers. They offer new, used, and rare books, magazines, cards, and gifts, and also host events like author readings and feminist film screenings. It's like a cozy living room where everyone is welcome.
Another LGBTQ+-owned boutique, The Glass Coffin, is a place where you can find your inner goth and occult fashionista. They offer clothing, jewelry, and accessories and host in-store events like tarot readings and occult workshops.
By shopping at these businesses, you're not only supporting queer entrepreneurs and their employees, often members of the LGBTQ+ community, but also helping to create much-needed LGBTQ+ spaces in Austin. So, next time you're looking to shop or dine out, think of it as an opportunity to make a difference in your community and give a high-five to our local LGBTQ+ businesses.