Since the glitter-filled parades of pride month were postponed this year, we recommend an alternative way to support LGBTQ+ folks. Shopping from queer-owned brands is a great way to show your solidarity with style and donate directly to the community. Even though pride month has passed, queer designers are still as important as ever. We’ve put together a list of our five favorites.
This “matriarchal queer brand” describes their style by saying “DB Berdan is for any person who enjoys bold colors and bold statements with sarcastic humor.” One might describe their designs as early 2000s sportswear that references counterculture, with a hint of preppy. This London-based street wear brand is not short on originality.
SALT was founded by Auston George Bjorkman, the first trans man to show at NYFW, and co-founder Jessie Levandov. This gender and size inclusive brand crafts garments by hand. They make workwear super-wearable and ultra cozy, while featuring a muted color palette.
This queer and trans owned company produces handmade jewelry in New York. Their merchandise is as diverse as their clientele, uniquely offering customizable nameplates and birthstones. Automic Gold considers sustainability, accessibility, and diversity in their designs. The team has come out as a self-funded company, making a commitment to not accept investments that would force design or quality compromises for profit.