5 LGBTQ+-owned businesses you can support in Florida for Pride Month and beyond

Florida is home to a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, despite attacks on their rights in recent years, thanks to the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Image via Shutterstock.

By Mivette Vega

June 5, 2024

Pride Month is a great opportunity to celebrate and support businesses owned and operated by LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

The Sunshine State is home to a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, despite attacks on their rights in recent years, thanks to the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

And Pride Month is a great opportunity to celebrate and support businesses owned and operated by LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

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Here’s a list of 5 LGBTQ+ businesses in Florida that you can support this month and throughout the year.

 

5 LGBTQ+-owned businesses you can support in Florida for Pride Month and beyond

Out of the Closet
2400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
1785 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
1349 N. Mills Ave., Orlando.

This thrift store was founded in 1990 to help raise funds and awareness for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Today, it offers a selection of gently used clothing, accessories, and home goods at affordable prices. When you shop or donate at Out of the Closet, 96 cents of every dollar goes to AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s HIV prevention, education, and treatment services.

5 LGBTQ+-owned businesses you can support in Florida for Pride Month and beyond

Love Food Central
2057 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

This LGBTQ+-owned business serves both vegan and gluten-free comfort foods, including quick snacks, soups, salads, and desserts. You’ll have 2-hour free parking if you park in the parking lot in front of the cafe.

 

5 LGBTQ+-owned businesses you can support in Florida for Pride Month and beyond

Cheese Please
4205 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

This LGBTQ+-owned business is a cheese lover’s heaven in Tampa Bay. It has a wide selection of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie, condiments, wine, and beer.

 

5 LGBTQ+-owned businesses you can support in Florida for Pride Month and beyond

Studio T/M Ceramics
1854 N.E. 2nd St., Gainesville

Pottery enthusiasts will find in this family-oriented ceramic studio classes, workshops, and open studio time for individuals of all skill levels. LGBTQ+ co-owners Troy and Michelle create a welcoming and inclusive environment where creativity is encouraged. Studio T/M provides a space for artistic expression and fosters a sense of community for LGBTQ+ individuals in Gainesville.

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5 LGBTQ+-owned businesses you can support in Florida for Pride Month and beyond

 

El Churrascaso Grill
123 N.E. 25th St., Miami

This Brazilian grill is LGBTQ+-owned. There, you can try traditional Brazilian dishes like picanha, parrilla mixta, and lamb chop. The menu also offers dishes from Puerto Rico, India, Spain, Portugal, and from Asia, among other places.

Author

  • Mivette Vega

    Mivette Vega is a seasoned journalist and multimedia reporter whose stories center the Latino community. She is passionate about justice, equality, environmental matters, and animals. She is a Salvadorrican—Salvadorian that grew up in Puerto Rico—that has lived in San Juan, Venice, Italy, and Miami.

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