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Pride 2022: LGBTQIA+ shops

June is Pride Month, and buying from LGBTQIA+ businesses is the best way to celebrate. So meet some incredible sellers who are part of the community and support their shops!

Vibrant Handmade and Vintage Mexican Fashion From The Vintage Jesus

The joyful patterns, dramatic silhouettes, and detailed embroidery in Jesus Herrera and Gabe Brandon-Hanson’s collection of authentic Mexican garments encourage boldness—both in style and self-expression. “Nothing beats the feeling of moving through the world and being the fullest, truest version of oneself,” says Jesus. “It's out of love for our queer community that we do this work and we put all of our energy and effort into it.”

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Nature-Inspired Wooden Home Goods From Alexawine Designs

Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind piece of wall art featuring an abstract snow-capped mountain or a stylish serving board with an ocean-inspired finish, you’ll find a moment of outdoorsy serenity in each of Najara Alexander and Kaitlyn Ewine’s inventive wooden designs. “Working with wood started as a form of self-expression and therapy,” says the Colorado-based couple. “Over time, it turned into a way to bring the peace of nature to others’ homes.”

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Inclusive Illustrated Cards and Prints From Kimiko and Co.

“I'm hoping to give folks the tools to communicate something real to their loved ones,” says paper goods pro Kimiko Tobimatsu. The Canadian maker works with local queer artists to design an eclectic mix of thoughtful yet witty stationery and prints to help shoppers express love, sympathy, or simply an appreciation for snail mail. "I want people to see themselves represented in my work."

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A quick Pride 101

When is Pride Month 2022?

Pride Month is typically celebrated in June, but different states and countries put on events throughout the year.

Why is Pride Month in June?

To commemorate the Stonewall riots. In June of 1969, LGBTQIA+ individuals rose up against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York, which inspired more protests in the following weeks. These brave individuals fought for the right to be out and open in public without fear of getting arrested. It’s important to note many of the leaders of this movement were trans women and LGBTQIA+ people of color, a fact that sometimes gets lost when recounting these events.

Why is It Called Pride?

Organizers were creating a bunch of events to further the movement and wanted a word to unite them all. The word “pride” was chosen in an attempt to defy the bigotry aimed at the LGBTQIA+ community and encourage these individuals to fight for their rights by being out and happy with themselves.