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Guide to LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses to Support in WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on May 25, 2022
Photo courtesy of Paradise Wine

In honor of June being Pride Month, we want to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community here in Western New York. Pride Month is a time to recognize the diversity in our region and to strengthen our inclusion for one another. If you’re looking for ways to show your support, we’ve complied a list of local LGBTQ+ owned business in our region:

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Shops/Retail

AURA salt cave and wellness

6429 Transit Rd East Amherst, New York 14051

North Towns

  • Shops/Retail
  • Curbside Pickup
  • LGBTQ-Owned

We are a Halotherapy and Holistic Wellness Center and our services include Halotherapy (Salt Therapy), Hand & Foot Detox, Infrared Saunas, Massage/Cupping,

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Beauty Services

Bella Donna Boudoir

Allentown Buffalo, NY

Other

  • Beauty Services
  • Recreation
  • Creative Studio
  • Makeup
  • LGBTQ-Owned

WNY based Boudoir portraiture, available for travel. For every human; LGBTQ+ and all body types welcome. Here, they believe that you're a magical being,

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Other

Bubbles & Berries Boudoir

1170 Losson Rd Buffalo, NY 14227

Cheektowaga and East

  • Other
  • Photographer
  • Lifestyle / Personal Services
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Luxury Boudoir Experience Buffalo. 🏳️‍🌈  Photographing all genders & identities.You deserve to see yourself in a whole new light.

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Shops/Retail

Buffalo Dapper Paws

Buffalo, NY

Other

  • Shops/Retail
  • Pet Supplies
  • LGBTQ-Owned

We hope you enjoy our products and know that every bandana and bowtie is handmade with love. Catch us at a pop up around town!

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Shops/Retail

Buffalo Gift Emporium

4232 Delaware Avenue Tonawanda, NY

Other

  • Shops/Retail
  • Gifts
  • Apparel
  • New
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Find joy in the simplest things. Reward yourself or your close friends with goods from Buffalo Gift Emporium in Tonawanda, New York. We are your neighborhood

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Restaurant / Bar

Club Marcella

106 Michigan Avenue Buffalo , NY 14204

Buffalo

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Music Venue / Night Club
  • Gay Bar / Club
  • LGBTQ-Owned
  • New

After closing their location in the Theatre District, Club Marcella has moved to the Cobblestone District with a more Miami-like nightclub. While it still

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Home & Garden

Gaelic Clover Landscape Design LLC

PO Box 733 Buffalo, NY 14207

North Buffalo

  • Home & Garden
  • Shops/Retail
  • Home Services
  • Garden Center / Greenhouse
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Gaelic Clover Landscape Design LLC, was founded by Peter G. Burke who has been educated in Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science

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Health / Wellness

heart fire yoga

442, Connecticut Street, Elmwood Village Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

  • Health / Wellness
  • Recreation
  • Other
  • Classes
  • LGBTQ-Owned

heart fire yoga is a queer-owned, inclusive, and community-focused yoga studio in the heart of buffalo's west side neighborhood.

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Other

Insuring Buffalo

2221 S Park Ave Buffalo, NY 14220 Buffalo, NY 14220

South Buffalo

  • Other
  • Insurance
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Jim Corley State Farm Agency INSURANCE PRODUCTS: Auto, Home, Property, Business, Life, Health OTHER PRODUCTS: Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Restaurant / Bar

Jack Rabbit

1010 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222

Buffalo

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Serving scratch soups, snacks, burgers, Buffalo food, banging rotisserie chicken and cast iron pizza. Look out for live music events too!   More

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Entertainment

Kingfish Gallery

418 W Ferry St Buffalo, NY 14213

Buffalo

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Kingfish is a project space co-founded and operated by architect Adam Thibodeaux and artist Jacob Todd Broussard. Founded in 2020, it takes its name from

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Beauty Services

Luminescence Aesthetics

2372 Sweet Home Road #5 Amherst, NY 14216

North Buffalo

  • Beauty Services
  • Health / Wellness
  • Personal Care
  • Medi Spa
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Luminescence Aesthetics aims to help men and women achieve and maintain the beautiful, youthful look they have been searching for. Join our highly trained

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Shops/Retail
Temporarily Closed

Nickel City Designs

278 Buffalo St Hamburg, NY 14075

South Towns

  • Shops/Retail
  • Home Goods / Decor
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Locally handmade buffalo gifts & apparel. Custom embroidery & imprinting.

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Shops/Retail

Not Just Cakes

381 Abbott Rd Buffalo, NY 14220

South Buffalo

  • Shops/Retail
  • Baked Goods
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Gourmet Cakes and Desserts for any occasion. Third place winner of the 2020 Kiss 98.5 Cupcake Challenge.

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Shops/Retail

Paradise Wine

435 Rhode Island Street Buffalo, NY 14213

Buffalo

  • Shops/Retail
  • Beverage Center
  • Liquor Store
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Wine & spirits bottle shop located in the Five Points neighborhood. Focus on natural wines, cider and craft distillers. Order online!

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Personal Care

Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

500 Seneca St. #130 Buffalo, NY 14204

Buffalo

  • Personal Care
  • Massage
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Phoenix Rising offers Massage Therapy and Chiropractic care.  Its highly trained independent contractors are NYS licensed massage therapists who specialize

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Restaurant / Bar

Public Espresso + Coffee – Seneca St.

2178 Seneca St Buffalo, New York 14210

Buffalo

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Our 2nd location is in another massive restoration project, this time the Shea's Seneca building on Seneca Street in South Buffalo. The project is the

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Restaurant / Bar

Public Espresso + Coffee @ Hotel Lafayette

391 Washington St Buffalo, New York 14203

Buffalo

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • LGBTQ-Owned

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Other

Queen City Canine

303 S Park Ave Suite 100 Buffalo, NY 14204

Buffalo

  • Other
  • Pet Services
  • LGBTQ-Owned

We are passionate about the necessity of a positive and open dog daycare environment for today’s modern canine family members. We are avid dog enthusiasts,

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Restaurant / Bar

Remedy House

429 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Inside, you'll find a hand-painted drink menu with all the beverages you need for a caffeine fix. This shop is serving coffee from Propeller Coffee aka

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Shops/Retail

Rusterior

Other

  • Shops/Retail
  • Apparel
  • Home Goods / Decor
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Rusterior is a Western New York based company that focuses on hand pressed good and wearable for your adventures. Every single piece is hand printed using

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Restaurant / Bar

Sobremesa

Other

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Pop-up community table for six-course dinners of small plates!

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Restaurant / Bar

Spotted Octopus Brewing

41 Edward Street Buffalo, NY 14202

Buffalo

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • LGBTQ-Owned

New Nano-brewery, Spotted Octopus focuses on experimental brews and constantly rotating flavors and styles. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost

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Restaurant / Bar

The Merry Shelley

1122 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Inspired by a Gothic Horror novel written by an early feminist 200 years ago, the Merry Shelley welcomes the darklings, the drears, the weird, the punks,

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Health / Wellness

The Pine Apple Company

224 Allen St Buffalo Buffalo, New York 14201

Buffalo

  • Health / Wellness
  • Shops/Retail
  • Other
  • Apparel
  • Art
  • Home Goods / Decor
  • Allentown Shop
  • LGBTQ-Owned

A small art gallery and gift shop located in Buffalo's Allentown at 65 Allen Street surrounded by restaurants, cafes, and other small shops. We feature

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Shops/Retail

Trend Up

95 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14202

Buffalo

  • Shops/Retail
  • Apparel
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Allentown Shop
  • LGBTQ-Owned

Independently owned and operated since 2016. Trend Up is your destination store for urban contemporary street fashion. We carry top quality designers you

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Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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