15 Brands that Support the LGBTQ+ Community All Year Round

Because 30 days isn't nearly enough.

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As you likely know by now, June is Pride Month — an entire 30 days dedicated to celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer plus community. And while this love-filled period of time is packed full of fun, joyful, unifying events, showing support doesn't have to include a parade or a party. There are plenty of other ways to participate, such as educating yourself on the history behind Pride, signing petitions, and donating to charities.

Another way to have a big impact is by shopping brands that support the LGBTQ+ community beyond the month of June. From well-known department stores to LGBTQ+-owned shops, we've highlighted 15 brands doing their part for the queer community — all year round! — below.

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Wildfang

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No matter how you identify — masculine, feminine, as both, neither, or everything in between — Wildfang is for you and everyone. From double-breasted blazers (with actual pockets) to overalls, coveralls, smart vests, and graphic tees, the brand is dedicated to making fashion stylishly gender-fluid. What's more, since its launch in 2012, Wildfang has given back over $500K to causes and organizations like Q Center (aka the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest) and the Tegan & Sara Foundation (an organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ women and girls).

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TomboyX

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TomboyX co-founders Fran and Naomi are on a mission to produce and sell apparel that feels good on every body, regardless of gender or how a person identifies. The brand's offerings include different styles of bras (like bralettes and racerbacks) and underwear (like briefs and bikini bottoms), cozy sleepwear, comfortable swim options, and more, and every quarter a portion of all proceeds is donated to local, national, or global non-profits, including The LGBTQ Freedom Fund.

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Abercrombie & Fitch

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Since 2010, Abercrombie & Fitch has donated over $1 million to The Trevor Project, and in 2019, the clothing brand extended its collaboration with the organization to a year-round partnership. Its 2021 Pride collection will be available online year round, and customers will have the option to round up their purchase to donate to The Trevor Project, in addition to the brand's initial $200,000 donation.

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Bianca Designs

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Per their namesake brand's Instagram bio, Bianca Negron identifies as a "Queer Latinx" and "gender-fluid human" who creates "inclusive pride art and gifts." What their feed of vibrant pins, patches, stickers, clothing, and accessories doesn't tell you, however, is that Negron not only creates for the queer community, they gives back to it, too. Through different collaborations, Negron has and continues to donate a sum of proceeds (anywhere from 10-100%, depending on the collection) to organizations and foundations like the Marsha P Johnson Institute, The Trevor Project, Deaf Queer Resource Center, and more.

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Kirrin Finch

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Feeling frustrated about their own shopping struggles and inability to find clothes to suit their personal style, Brooklyn-based couple Laura Moffat and Kelly Sanders Moffat founded Kirrin Finch. The line offers menswear-inspired apparel, such as button-up shirts and suits, that will actually fit female and non-binary bodies, and sizing ranges from 0 to 24. According to the brand, "giving back to the LGBTQ+ community and empowering women is central to who we are as people, and to the core of our company." The goal is make everyone feel good about themselves — especially when it comes to finding a suit for their wedding day, which is one of Kirrin Finch's specialties.

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Barragán

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If your dream wardrobe consists of cutout tops, biker shorts, and asymmetrical designs, it's time to hit up Barragán, a gender fluid brand founded by queer Mexican designer Victor Barragán. The pieces may be a bit of an investment (nearly everything is over $100), but they're also luxe, helping you nail the Y2K aesthetic in an inclusive, fashion-foward way.

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Humankind

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Humankind founder Haily Marzullo first expressed her qualms with the swimwear market on the brand's Kickstarter page back in January of 2019. "As a lesbian, I found myself feeling more comfortable in a different style swimsuit, one that consisted of a men's trunk and a women's sports bra," she wrote. "The process of finding these two separated pieces proved difficult. swimwear brand designing suits, sets, and loungewear to fit every body and every gender." Thus, Humankind was born, a gender-neutral swim and sportwear brand made by the LGBTQ+ community for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Carmen Liu

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According to its site, Carmen Liu is the first UK-based brand to produce flattening and tucking underwear. Designed and run by a trans woman, the company's selection is unmatched, and aside from selling a ton of different designs for adults, like lacey thongs and cotton bralettes, there's also a special section for trans girls and non-binary children. "We are the world's first company (you heard!) to listen to the children that need us," the site states. "Each product is here to provide children with the stepping stones to finding themselves, in a supportive, validating experience."

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Savage X Fenty

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Leave it to Rihanna to essentially revamp the whole lingerie category, making things fun, flirty, and inclusive. The multi-hyphenate always includes models of various gender identities on her Savage X Fenty runways, and it's not rare to spot popular non-binary and trans celebrities in the mix. Even the men's section on the site includes bold, sexy offerings. Aside from fashion, Rihanna's own charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation, often gives back to LGBTQ+ organizations, including GLAAD and For The Gworls.

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Flavnt

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According to its site, Flavnt "started with the goal of creating clothes that promote confidence and pride." The brand doesn't subscribe to the idea that clothes are for men or women — instead, it creates items meant to be worn by everyone. Aside from featuring gay, queer, and trans people to model its apparel, Flavnt gives back to the LGBTQ+ community through fundraising partnerships, and features the person along with their goal in a special section on its site.

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Automic Gold

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Automic Gold (aka Au on the periodic table of elements) is a jewelry business founded by an indigenous, queer, trans, non-binary refugee named AL. Each piece is designed with the intention to "mix and warp the feminine, masculine, in between and outside to make fine jewelry that is beyond gender." In addition to creating genderless jewels — including rings, racelets, necklaces, anklets, and more — the brand makes a point of hiring non-cis, non-white models for their photos and aims to be size-inclusive, offering rings from sizes 2 to 16.

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NiK Kacy

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NiK Kacy Footwear is a "LGBT-certified business, and the first gender-equal/gender-free footwear and accessories for genders and identities in all spectrums." Whether you're searching for everyday boots, statement snakers, or convenient crossbody bags, you'll find it here — and even better, that money will go toward supporting charities. On the brand's Pay It Forward section of the site, there's a full list of where the brand donates money, along with text stating that "NKF donates a portion of its total sales or products to charities and nonprofits, specifically those in under-represented and under-funded communities, including LGBTQ+, transgender, and women and children of color."

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Levi's

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Levi's has a long history of supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and remains dedicated to the cause to this day. Recent efforts include condemning the Department of Health's threats to narrow the definition of gender in 2018, and supporting the rights of a transgender boy who was denied access to his school's bathroom in the 2019 Adams v. School Board of St. John's County Florida suit.

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Chromat

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Perhaps Chromat's site says it best: "There are many different versions of beautiful" and "every body is worthy of love." It's more than just words for this brand, too. Everything it offers is sold in sizes XS to 4X, and last year, Chromat worked with artist and trans activist Tourmaline to create a line of swimsuits for "girls who don't tuck, trans femmes, non-binary people, women, men and everyone embracing Collective Opulence Celebrating Kindred."

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Nordstrom

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Each year, the luxury department store Nordstrom gives back millions of dollars to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, including LGBTQ+ groups like The Utah Pride Center, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, and The GLBT. Through its Gift Card Give Back program, in which 1% of all Nordstrom Gift Card sales go towards charity, and the store's own giveback brand, Treasure & Bond, in which 2.5% of net sales are donated to organizations that empower youth, both Nordstrom customers and employees play a role in its support. The store also supports gender inclusive brands, such as Cristina Martinez (pictured).

For more on the Future of Gender in Fashion, read how TikTok is already gender-free, find the best genderless brands to shop, and why the right pair of underwear can literally change your life.

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