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Embracing Diversity: Why You Should Support and Celebrate Queer Brands

Embracing Diversity: Why You Should Support and Celebrate Queer Brands

As we step into June, Pride Month, it's a great time to (continue!) celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and the remarkable contributions queer individuals make across all sectors. Here at Xula Herbs, a proud Latin and queer-owned company, we are especially passionate about this celebration. Our mission centers around improving female reproductive health with our thoughtfully designed hemp + herbal products, which aid in so much: from managing menstrual cycles to enhancing sleep. But this month, we want to shine a spotlight beyond our own efforts and highlight the importance of embracing diversity in all aspects of life, from cultural trends to economic impact.

The Cultural Impact of Queer Brands

Queer brands are not just businesses; they are cultural beacons. They reflect the creativity, resilience, and innovation of the LGBTQ+ community. These brands bring unique perspectives and styles to the market, often challenging conventional norms and fostering a more inclusive culture. By supporting queer brands, consumers are not just buying products; they are endorsing a vision of society where diversity is celebrated and everyone has the freedom to express their authentic selves.

Queer-owned businesses often infuse their products with stories and experiences that resonate deeply within our communities. From fashion and beauty to food and wellness, these brands offer products that carry a message of pride, love, and acceptance. They create spaces where members of the LGBTQ+ community can see themselves reflected and celebrated.

Economic Relevance of Queer-Owned Businesses

The economic significance of queer-owned businesses cannot be overstated. According to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, LGBTQ+ businesses in the U.S. contribute an estimated $1.7 trillion to the economy each year. This economic power underscores the vital role that queer entrepreneurs play in driving innovation, creating jobs, and fostering economic growth.

Moreover, queer-owned businesses often prioritize inclusivity and diversity in their hiring practices, contributing to a more equitable workplace environment. By embracing diversity within their own operations, these businesses set a powerful example for others to follow, highlighting the tangible benefits of inclusive practices.

Celebrating Queer Brands: A Guide to Support

Throughout June, Xula Herbs will be sharing a guide to queer brands on our social media platforms. Our curated guides will highlight some of the most innovative and inspiring queer-owned businesses across various industries. Here you can find our first everyday brand guide and if you are looking for even more brands to support, make sure to check out our IG (@xulaherbs).

Some LGBTQ+ owned brands for everyone / everyday

Faceted Beauty Gender-free, reusable, customizable press on gel nails

All She Wrote Books: Intersectional Feminist Queer Bookstore

Diaspora Co. Direct-to-consumer spice & blends company

Pika Pika Asian-inspired spreads and treats 

Darling Spring Designer store exploring the intersection of slow living, good design, and female creativity

Neatly Spiked malt-free ready-to-drink hard seltzer drinks

Nose Best Candles Hand poured soy candles in in Bushwick Brooklyn

Virgins on Fire Candle Co. Funny 100% soy wax candles handmade in Brooklyn

Humboldt House  feminist home goods, jewelry & gift shop in Humboldt Park, Chicago

SUAY: Remade in L.A. Ethically sourced, gay-owned home goods and clothing brand

Zē Wines Crafted quality wines

This Pride Month, we'll spotlight our favorite queer-owned brands. Check our Instagram weekly for new gift guides!

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