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11 Places To Shop To Support LGBTQ Rights

Treat yourself to something fabulous, and help a just-as-fabulous cause.

1. Bluestockings Boutique

 

Bluestockings is a queer-owned boutique created to provide underthings for people of varying genders and sizes, because everyone deserves to feel damn sexy. They donate a portion of proceeds to organizations like The Trevor Project, Fenway Health, and The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, among others.

Get the bra here and the briefs here.

2. Revel and Riot

 

Revel & Riot is a non-profit providing resources for LGBT people and allies online and at Pride events. They donate a portion of their proceeds from clothing and accessories to organizations working with the LGBT community, recently raising nearly $20,000 for Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund.

Get the tee here, and the poster here.

3. Babeland

 

Babeland is a sex toy boutique committed to empowering people of all genders and sexualities through sex education, workshops, and okay, plenty of lube. Over the past 23 years, they’ve donated over $200,000 to groups including Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Planned Parenthood, and the LGBT Law Project at New York Legal Assistance Group.

Get the flogger here, and the vibrator here.

4. Gender Is Over

Gender Is Over was inspired by Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s War Is Over! (If You Want It) campaign, and affirms all gender identities while rejecting the restrictions of the gender binary. Proceeds from GIO clothing go to organizations like Trans Lifeline, FIERCE, and the Queer People of Color Collective.

They release tees, tanks, and sweatshirts in response to customer demand, so hit them up right here.

5. Housing Works

 

HIV/AIDS is by no means an exclusively LGBT issue, but gay and bisexual men are still the most at-risk community for contracting HIV. Enter Housing Works: an upscale thrift store chain whose proceeds go to providing housing and medical care for low-income people living with HIV and AIDS. Visit one of their shops if you’re in NYC, or browse and bid on their most delicious discounted designer items online.

6. Kiehl’s

 

In the same vein, Kiehl’s, which sells indulgent bath and beauty products, has been a longtime supporter of amfAR. As of 2014, the company had donated $1,025,000 to the HIV/AIDS research organization.

Get their life-changing lip balm here, and exfoliating scrub here.

7. MAC

 

MAC has a long history of collaborating with queer icons like RuPaul, Elton John, k.d. lang, and Ricky Martin on their Viva Glam campaigns. 100% of the selling price of Viva Glam lipsticks go to the MAC AIDS Fund, which focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment as well as housing for people with HIV/AIDS.

Check all the Viva Glam lipsticks here.

8. Human Rights Campaign

 

The Human Rights Campaign is an LGBT-focused civil rights organization raising its own funds through the sale of clothing, jewelry, homewares, and more. In addition to their classic collection, the HRC recently collaborated with designer Kenneth Cole on a line of understated accessories, like that tie on the right.

Get the tee here, and the tie here.

9. Love and Pride

 

Love and Pride offers jewelry, watches, and more from various designers, with proceeds going to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, and other pro-LGBT organizations.

Get the earrings here, and the necklace here.

10. Trans* Is Beautiful Apparel

 

Trans* Is Beautiful Apparel offers tees and tanks inspired by Laverne Cox’s hashtag campaign. A portion of proceeds from the shirts goes to the Werk Those Pecs Transgender Surgery Fund (which helps trans people get access to gender-affirming surgery), as well as to expenses like getting name and gender marker changes on passports.

Get the black tank here, and the white one here.

11. She Bop

 

She Bop is a Portland-based adult boutique for people of all sexual orientations and genders. In addition to their professional binder fittings and workshops in safer and more pleasurable sex for all, She Bop donates to organizations like Q Center, TransActive, and Bradley Angle. I think it’s safe to say, buying from them is one way to ~feel good~ about your contribution.

Get the butt plug here, and the edible massage candle here.

Because, you know…

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