It’s no secret that LGBTQ rights have made significant strides in recent years, but some businesses and services are still reluctant to openly declare themselves as “LGBTQ friendly.” As a result, it can be hard for the community to find merchants and services that truly understand their needs. Fortunately, there is a new high-tech guide that helps make the process of finding LGBTQ-friendly merchants and services much easier. In this blog post, we’ll explore the features of this unique tool, how it works, and what kind of impact it has on the LGBTQ community.
What is LGBTQ?
If you’re looking for a high-tech guide to LGBTQ friendly merchants and services, look no further! This comprehensive guide will help you find businesses that cater to the LGBTQ community, whether you’re looking for nightlife, shopping, or professional services.
With so many businesses now offering LGBTQ friendly products and services, it can be hard to know where to start. This guide will help you narrow down your options and find the perfect merchant or service for your needs.
First, let’s define what LGBTQ stands for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. This acronym encompasses a wide range of sexual orientations and gender identities, making it one of the most inclusive acronyms in the English language.
If you identify as LGBTQ, or if you’re an ally of the community, here are some merchants and services that might interest you:
Nightlife: There are plenty of LGBTQ friendly bars, clubs, and lounges to choose from across the country. If you’re looking for a night out on the town with friends or a date, check out one of these establishments!
Shopping: More and more retailers are becoming inclusive of the LGBTQ community. Whether you’re looking for clothes, cosmetics, or home goods, there are plenty of stores that will welcome you with open arms (and wallets).
Professional Services: From lawyers to wedding planners to therapists, there
What are some of the challenges faced by the LGBTQ community?
There are many challenges faced by the LGBTQ community, but some of the most prevalent ones include:
-Discrimination: whether it be in housing, employment, or simply everyday interactions, discrimination against LGBTQ individuals is all too common. This can make it difficult for members of the community to find safe and welcoming environments.
-Violence: hate crimes against LGBTQ individuals are unfortunately all too common, and can range from verbal abuse to physical violence. This can make members of the community feel unsafe and reluctant to openly identify as LGBTQ.
-Healthcare: many healthcare providers are not well-informed about the unique needs of LGBTQ patients, which can make it difficult to get quality care. Additionally, some insurance providers do not cover treatments related to gender transition or HIV/AIDS prevention, making healthcare even more inaccessible for members of the community.
What are some LGBTQ friendly merchants and services?
Some LGBTQ friendly merchants and services are:
-The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
-The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
-The National LGBTQ Task Force
-PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
-SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
How can I find LGBTQ friendly merchants and services?
If you're looking for LGBTQ friendly merchants and services, there are a few different ways to find them. One way is to search for "LGBTQ friendly" businesses on directories and review sites like Yelp or Google Maps. Another way is to look for businesses that have earned an LGBTQ Friendly Certification from an organization like the Human Rights Campaign. You can also ask friends or family members for recommendations. Finally, you can check out lists of LGBTQ friendly businesses compiled by publications like The Advocate or OUT Magazine.
We offer a new high tech PWA guide to safe travel and local merchant interactions specifically for the LGBTQ community, simply called “THEAPP”. Our app/guide for the LGBTQ community is FREE to use and gets over 490,000 visits per month with over 3 million hits. Merchant Participation is as little as $12.50/month with an annual subscription.
Sign your business up at: https://app.lgbtq.one Click on the "Add A Business" button. Or just give us a call and we will get you all set up to reach out to the expanding LGBTQ community.