If you are looking to support businesses that reflect your values, and feel good about the money you spend in 2022, then LGBTQ owned businesses should be right at the top of your list. Here are three reasons why you should support LGBTQ owned businesses if you haven’t already started doing so. QueerCos can help you locate them!
Supporting LGBTQ owned businesses gives them more visibility
Because they are less prevalent than other types of businesses, when you purchase goods and services from them and maybe take the time to post a review for them, they’ll stand out more. This can help draw more attention to their business, which increases the likelihood of increased revenue and growth opportunities. Supporting these companies will also boost your visibility as a queer ally (or even an open member of the LGBTQ community!) in your community.
By supporting local business, you help to make our communities safer and more vibrant for everyone. There are also significant financial benefits to purchasing from small, independent businesses: not only do they help to keep your hard-earned dollars circulating in your community, but they’re more likely to hire locals and pay their employees a living wage than their corporate counterparts.
Supporting LGBTQ owned business makes the community stronger.
Supporting LGBTQ owned business helps inequality and discrimination.
78% of LGBTQ owned businesses reported they had experienced discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. You can help make people feel comfortable in their own skin, even when that’s different from yours. Supporting them helps level out inequality and boost your community, too.