As a queer, nonbinary person, Ainsley brings a unique perspective to the heteronormative wedding industry. This is their story of coming out and becoming a wedding planner for the LGBTQ community.
Raised in a Catholic Latino family, Alexander struggled to come out as gay. Now he’s out and proud, and a co-host on the first LGBTQ Latinx talk show.
Learn about our exciting giveaway for Coming Out Day, featuring over $200 in prizes from six LGBTQ-owned businesses we’ve had the pleasure of profiling.
As a transportation engineer, trans woman, and special needs parent, Danielle Skidmore brings a unique blend of perspectives as she runs for Austin City Council this November.
Once she came out as gay, Liz Baxter learned there are pros and cons to being a femme lesbian. People don’t assume you’re gay, but they also don’t always believe you. This is her story of learning to navigate the world as a lesbian and working to be visible.
Yoga and meditation are what helped Kelly Marshall come to terms with their gender identity. They now run a business offering yoga therapy, massage, mindfulness, Reiki, and other healing tools to the LGBTQ+ community — especially since many don’t feel welcome in traditional wellness spaces.
Actress Ella Kweku loves breaking stereotypes, so she leapt at the chance to portray Juliet as a black lesbian vampire in the film “With a Kiss I Die,” a twist on “Romeo and Juliet.” Her love interest was written as a man, but when casting saw her chemistry with a female actress, they made it a lesbian love story.
Growing up in a devout Catholic family, Cole struggled to come to terms with her lesbian identity. But she now runs GAYTX, a company working to empower the community with pride and introduce a new LGBTQ sizing system.
As a young queer person, Dean worried that it would be hard to get a job where he could be out. But it turns out his queerness and passion for RuPaul’s Drag Race is what helped land him his first job.
Rachel grew up in a large family on a tight budget, and socks were hard to come by. When she wanted a way to supplement her teaching income, she started Pride Socks to empower anyone — but especially the LGBTQ+ community — to cultivate a sense of pride.