It may be nearing the end of June (aka Pride Month!) but luckily June 28–30 is WorldPride, so there’s still plenty of time to take part! When people think about celebrating Pride, they often think of bars and clubs; places that have long been safe havens for the queer community.
However, there are also a lot of people who can’t drink, don’t drink, or just want a different experience. Maybe they’re looking for something more chill, or a place to meet new people, or aren’t even old enough to get into bars!
Enter: this list! We rounded up cafés, bookstores, restaurants, and more across the US that are for queer people, by queer people, and are the perfect places to celebrate Pride all year round.
Cuties, Los Angeles, California
Freed Bodyworks, Washington D.C.
Squirrel Chops, Seattle, Washington
Bluestockings, New York City, New York
Qulture Collective, Oakland, California
Malaprop’s Bookstore, Asheville, North Carolina
Bloom & Plume Coffee, Los Angeles, California
Uptown Players, Dallas, Texas
Wildfang, Portland, Oregon
Lil Deb’s Oasis, Hudson, New York
Regalo, Louisville, Kentucky
GLBT Historical Society Museum, San Francisco, California
Queen of Angels LA, Los Angeles, California
Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ori Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Qalm Events, Everywhere!
Where do YOU celebrate Pride?
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