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#ShopQueer: 7 LGBT-Owned Businesses To Support On Black Friday

It's like #ShopSmall, only gayer.

Gift-giving season is fast approaching and you know that means: Holiday sales!

In anticipation of Black Friday, we’re highlighting LGBT-owned businesses participating in all the hullabaloo. So this year you can shop small and #shopqueer.

  1. Wildfang

    This stylish queer-owned online retailer offers masc-of-center duds for tomboys, butches, and everyone in between. Bonus: check out Wildfang’s selection of small gifts and accessories for feminist stocking stuffers.

    The deal: 25% off now through Monday, November 27.

  2. Thank God Its Papi! Have a Sexy Weekend #papi_underwear #TGIF #weekend

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    Thisgay-owned underwear company boasts booty-full briefs, boxers, jocks, and more, in singles or multipacks.

    The deal: 20% off with code FALLSALE, now through Sunday, November 26.

  3. Babeland

    The grandmama of queer-own sex shops, Babeland has vibrators, dildos, lube, fetish gear, and toys you didn’t even know you couldn’t live without. This will be one present both you and your special someone can enjoy.

    The deal: 20% off everything with code BFSAVE, now through Sunday, November 26

  4. Everyone Is Gay

    Queer author, activist and podcaster Kristin Russo, turned the “Everyone Is Gay” tumblr into a merch paradise, with apparel, accessories, and music for digital download. Find the perfect gift for your most outspoken loved one.

    The deal: 15% off everything with code GAYTURKEY, now through Monday, November 27.

  5. Tom of Finland Store

    For the leather lover in your life: Choose from official Tom of Finland apparel, accessories, adult toys, and even housewares. Plus, a portion of proceeds benefit the Tom of Finland Foundation.

    The deal: 20% off full-price items now through Monday, November 27.

  6. Cowgirl Creamery

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    Sue Conley and Peggy Smith’s artisanal cheese is the stuff of dreams. Shop their website for a diverse selection of aged and fresh cheeses. Or, if you’re feeling generous, gift one of their “Cheese Club” subscription boxes.

    The deal: 15% off everything with code EARLY15, now through Thursday, November 30

  7. Bluestockings Boutique

    This queer-owned lingerie retailer offers underpinning across the spectrum from femme to masc, in wide range of sizes. Bluestockings truly lives up to its tagline, “Underthings for Everyone.”

    The deal: 40% off everything with code EARLYBIRD, now through Monday, November 27.

Samantha Manzella is a writer and copy editor based out of the Hudson Valley. You can find her writing in a coffeehouse or searching Insta for the latest tattoo artist to hit the scene.
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