Queer Owned Businesses

For those local shops (digital or physical) owned by queers.

Physical

Legal
Victoria
Breakwater Law: We aren’t your typical, stuffy lawyers: we’re fresh, approachable, and modern, and we treat all of our clients with equality and respect. We practice wills and estates, civil litigation, child protection, criminal and family law. Within our family law practice, we regularly work with the LGBTQ2 and poly communities to find family law solutions that work for their unique circumstances. Families, pods and polycules of all sizes and configurations will find an understanding and knowledgeable welcome with us, whether for cohabitation, separation, parenting or donor agreements, summary or independent legal advice, or representation in litigation or alternative dispute resolution processes.

Accomodation
Powell River
The Old Courthouse Inn: Part of Powell River’s original Townsite neighbourhood. Features include Frankie’s Day Spa and Edie Rae’s Cafe.

Food and Drink
Powell River
Edie Rae’s Cafe: Attatched to The Old Courthouse Inn in the original Townsite Neighbourhood.

General Interest
Victoria
Salish Sea Motorcycle Academy: Salish Sea Motorcycle Academy in Victoria is Canada’s first (and only) queer-owned and fully inclusive/affirming motorcycle riding school in Canada. Their aim is to help everyone, regardless of age, race, gender identity, or sexual orientation learn to ride safely in a positive environment that emphasizes the love for this sport is not limited to any specific stereotype or group.

Pet Care
Port Alberni
Wander Dogs: These dog walkers are super at helping your dogs get their daily exercise.

Real Estate
Duncan
Michelle & Blaine Thurlow Real Estate

Smoke Needs
Port Alberni
Wolves Breath Vape Shop: They are dedicated to providing knowledge and compassion as well as a solid variety of products for vaping and e-cigarettes. They maintain a safe shopping experience and a friendly, compassionate space for their customers, as well as a close connection to the local Pride Society and queer community.

Digital

Clothing
GenderGear.ca: Founded in 1997, GenderGear.ca is a worker-owned co-operative located in Ontario, Canada. Owned-and-operated by trans and gender variant folks, we’re here to make finding gender gear simple, easy, and affordable. We wear, read, and use all of the stuff we stock, and we only carry products we truly love!

Photography
Victoria
Karlee Tess Photography: She is wonderful queer photographer who has a great portfolio of people, couples, and events.

Creations
Genderbands: Genderbands is a business geared towards alleviating transgender dysphoria. Every purchase supports our FTM Top Surgery Grant Program and makes a life-altering surgery that much more achievable for a trans-masculine person.

Victoria
Cosmic Queer Crafts: They are a group of queer artsits who create in a variety of mediums.

Sex Shops
Come As You Are Co-op: We are the world’s only worker-owned co-operative sex shop, and we have a fundamentally anti-capitalist and feminist approach to sexual pleasure, health, and education. As a co-op, we don’t profit from your pleasure and we only stock products that we truly love and believe in.