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Introducing the LGBTQIA2S+ Business Directory: Your Guide to Safe and Inclusive Spaces in Whatcom and Skagit Counties

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the LGBTQIA2S+ Business Directory, in partnership with PFLAG Bellingham/Whatcom & Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, a comprehensive resource designed to provide safe spaces for queer individuals and elevate local queer-owned businesses in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

Why We Created This Directory

The primary goal of our directory is to foster a community where queer individuals feel safe, supported, and celebrated. By connecting you with businesses that are inclusive and affirming, we aim to build a network of trust and support within our community. Additionally, we seek to uplift queer business owners by giving them the visibility and recognition they deserve.

Who Should Use This Directory?

Whether you identify as queer or are an ally looking to support queer-owned businesses, this directory is for you. It’s a valuable tool for anyone who wants to contribute to a more inclusive and affirming community by choosing to patronize businesses that share these values.

Our directory features businesses across 14 different categories, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. The categories include:

  • Automotive

  • Barber/Hairstylist

  • Business Support

  • Education

  • Entertainment

  • Esthetician

  • Health and Medicine

  • Home and Garden

  • Legal and Financial

  • Pet Sitting

  • Publication

  • Retail

  • Tattoo and Body Piercings

  • Nonprofit

From finding a new hairstylist to getting your car serviced, our directory has you covered with queer-friendly options. We also plan on expanding the categories as more people apply.

Always Up-to-Date

Our directory is continuously updated to include new, qualified applicants. As soon as a business is approved, it’s added to the list, ensuring that you always have access to the latest and best options available.

Building a Stronger Community

By using this directory, you’re helping to build a safer and more inclusive community. You’re also supporting queer-owned businesses, providing them with the opportunity to thrive and succeed. We hope this directory helps you meet new people, discover new places, and feel more connected to your community.

How to Get Involved

If you’re a business owner interested in being featured in our directory, we’d love to hear from you! You can apply by visiting our website and completing the application form here.

Join us in making Whatcom and Skagit counties a more inclusive and affirming place for everyone. Together, we can build a community where everyone feels safe and valued.

Thank you for supporting the LGBTQIA2S Business Directory! Let’s celebrate and elevate our queer community, one business at a time.

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