I am obsessed with Etsy, and I think it's becoming a bit of a problem for my bank account. I want all the things. I believe Etsy is the best website to find awesome jewelry, art, fashion — anything really — all made and curated by actual people running small businesses. What could be better than that? I'll tell you: For LGBTQ+ month in June, Etsy is spotlighting both LGBTQ+ sellers and products. Want to show your pride and/or support for the LGBTQ+ community? This list of LGBTQ+ Etsy sellers to support during Pride month is a great place to start.
As explained by a press release, Etsy believes in "building inclusive communities that celebrate self-expression." And here I thought I couldn't love Etsy more. The sellers in the below list have products that are not only perfect for Pride month, but perfect to celebrate and show your pride 365 days a year. And in fact, there have been more than 273,000 searches on Etsy for LGBTQ+ items over the past 12 months, so it looks like it really is a celebration all year long. Whether you're looking for enamel pins, vinyl stickers, jewelry, or even engagement rings or wedding bouquets, show your pride and support LGBTQ+ folks in the process.
1. Little Pickle Crafting
LittlePickleCrafting features "keepsake products for all types of families," and they're located in Wolverhampton, UK. They have hand-crafted baby record books for same-sex couples and adoptive parents, single parent memory books, cards for same-sex parents, and more. The company was founded when Emma and her wife were expecting their first baby and they couldn't find any baby record books that represented their family dynamic — so they created one.
Father's Day is coming up after all. Why not surprise the two dads in your life with this adorable handcrafted card?
Have a wedding coming up or just a formal even that needs some flowers? ParkerAndPeony is your shop for unique, handmade flowers — all crafted out of paper.
3. Gender Gems
Gender Gems' products are all about gender positivity and "the affirmative power of color." Their goal is to "empower, affirm, and brighten the visibility of the trans and gender-nonconforming community," according to the press release. The owner is a self-taught artist located in San Diego, California.
Wouldn't this holographic sticker look totally rad on the back of your car? Show everyone your pride and your "vision" for the future with this awesome vinyl sticker from GenderGems.
4. Pride Asylum
Not only does Pride Asylum have a pretty awesome name, but their products are fabulous, too. Founded in August 2016, the company's mission is to "promote visibility and diversity of the LGBTQ+" through their incredible jewelry, which can even be personalized.
These personalized necklaces are one-of-a-kind with your name and identity stamped on there.
BiancaDesignsCo has every kind of cute and pride-worthy enamel pin you could ever imagine. There are even enamel pins for parents of LGBTQ+ kids that say "Proud Parent." How sweet is that?
6. WildFancy Design
Lex and Voula Nonclock sell "sassy jewelry and unique accessories for all genders," according to their WildFancyDesign Etsy page. And y'all, these designs are too cool and stylish, including gender-neutral pronoun enamel pins and more.
You better head over to the WildFancyDesign shop fas, because I'm about to pick up a pair (or two) of these incredible earrings.
Selling "Spoopy queer art and accessories," the grrlspells shop is made up of a pretty rockin' looking crew, and their products have a similar vibe.
My inverted-cross, black-metal-loving self is obsessed with this vinyl sticker.
The folks at AndersoneBeattie sell "fine Australian Opal and diamond jewelry." Looking for an engagement ring or a "just because ring" that is really truly special? You have to check out this shop.