15 LGBTQ+ Brooklyn Businesses to Support

June 19, 2024

To celebrate Pride Month this June here in Brooklyn, we’d like to highlight the incredible LGBTQ+ businesses that bring vibrancy and inclusivity to our neighborhoods. Park Slope and its surrounding areas are home to an array of queer-owned establishments that offer exceptional products and services while also creating safe, welcoming spaces for everyone.

From the delectable dishes at Medusa the Greek to the empowering workouts at Home.Body.BK, these businesses embody the spirit of Pride through their dedication to diversity and community.

Join us in supporting and celebrating these remarkable LGBTQ+ owned businesses, each contributing to the rich, dynamic fabric of Brooklyn.

1. Brooklyn Comedy Collective


Led by owner and artistic director Philip Markle, BCC is an inclusive community hub for comedy shows, alt-friendly programming, classes, open mics, improv jams and much more. Beyond their comedy offerings, BCC also hosts corporate training/teambuilding experiences and studio space rentals, perfect for teaching a class or recording a podcast. They contribute back to the community through their Diversity Scholarship which aims to provide access to marginalized voices who are unable to afford a class.

Brooklyn Comedy Collective
167 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

2. Reverie Garden


Queer/woman/BIPOC-owned tattoo studio Reverie Garden provides fine art tattoos in a conscious space guided by trauma-awareness practices. They welcome all skin types, genders, abilities and orientations. Beyond tattooing, Reverie uses their studio as a community hub to host a variety of classes and workshops. Check out some of their ink on Instagram.

Reverie Garden
786 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226

3. Edy’s Grocer


Sign reading "Edy's Grocer" above building exterior storefront

Photo courtesy of Edy’s Grocer

Since opening in 2020, this LGBTQ+ owned Lebanese market and deli led by Chef Edy has been providing North Brooklynites with a variety of imported Middle Eastern groceries and housemade specialties. You can support their business by stopping at the storefront, catering an event, ordering Chef Edy’s Keep It Zesty cookbook or shopping online.

Edy’s Grocer
136 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

4. Kirrin Finch


Founded by Brooklyn-based couple Laura Moffat and Kelly Sanders Moffat, Kirrin Finch is a queer-owned online clothing company (based in Brooklyn Navy Yard) that caters to sustainable gender-defying fashion inspired by menswear. They also have a pre-loved section on their website where shoppers can purchase used clothing. Kirrin Finch supports the LGBTQ+ community and empowers women by amplifying voices, volunteering at local organizations, hosting fundraisers, making donations and connecting people and organizations with resources.

Shop online at Kirrin Finch.

5. Ursula Brooklyn


Ursula Brooklyn, a James Beard Award-nominated restaurant in Bed-Stuy offers New Mexican cuisine such as breakfast burritos, nachos, poblano relleno, tortas, fried green tomato, plenty of vegan options and of course lots of green chiles. Run by New Mexican native chef Eric See, who imports red and green chiles and beans from his home state, Ursula is committed to uplifting the LGBTQ+ community by holding space to amplify voices, accelerating their businesses and reinvesting in the people who have helped along the way.

Ursula Brooklyn
387A Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

6. Home.Body.BK

Park Slope

Gym storefront exterior with two round chairs in front

Photo courtesy of Home.BodyBK

Home.Body.BK is a queer/women-owned Park Slope gym that Keb Check and Kat Hurley created to provide a space where everyone is welcome. Specializing in strength, length, balance and core, their classes and personal training sessions include cable core, cable circuit and cable cardio, as well as nutrition advice. Keep up with their workouts on Instagram.

1304 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

7. L’imprimerie


Situated in a former printshop in Bushwick, L’imprimerie is a French bakery focused on small-batch bread and pastries made with local and organic ingredients whenever possible. A former banker, French owner and baker Gus Reckel opened L’imprimerie back in 2015 after moving to America and taking baking classes. The bakery is known for its crusty bread, flaky croissants and salty chocolate chip cookies based on his mother’s recipe—and you can also find plenty of vegan options. L’imprimerie engages with the community by hosting fundraisers, musicians and annual field trips for kids to learn about baking. Follow their Instagram to see what’s cooking.

1524 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11237

8. Camera Ready Kutz, Inc.

Crown Heights

Founded in 2007 by Trinidad born, Far Rockaway Queens raised Master Barber Khane Kutzwell, Camera Ready Kutz, Inc., is a Black/female/LGBTQ+ owned inclusive barbershop that was created to provide haircuts for people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions without fear of being refused service or being subjected to derogatory comments. The Crown Heights-based shop also offers classes through its Complete Barber Academy. Visit their Instagram to see their style portfolio.

Camera Ready Kutz, Inc.
73 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213

9. Medusa the Greek

Park Slope

Sign reading "Medusa" above flowery patio

Photo courtesy of Medusa The Greek

At Park Slope’s gay-owned Medusa the Greek, you can indulge in traditional Greek cuisine from dips to Greek cheeses, souvlaki to spanakopita to grilled octopus and everything in between. Owners Farid Ali and George Constantinou run Mil Gustos Hospitality Group which operates three additional New York area restaurants—Bogotá Latin Bistro and Miti Miti Modern Mexican in Park Slope, and Miti Miti Latin Street Food in South Orange, New Jersey. Mil Gustos supports the community through donations targeting poverty, hunger, education, HIV/AIDS, and Latino and gay rights issues.

Medusa the Greek
133 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

10. HAVEN Boxing


HAVEN Boxing is an inclusive women/queer/POC-led gym in Williamsburg that takes a body-neutral approach to fitness and celebrates “health at every size, skill at every level and strength in every form.” HAVEN believes in equitable staff pay and working hard to make classes and memberships as affordable as possible. Through their HAVEN Access Fund, they offer free memberships and classes to BIPOC, queer and trans community members in need. HAVEN hosts community-centric events such as free/donation-based classes, fundraisers, queer speed dating and heavyweight boxing. Learn more about HAVEN on Instagram.

HAVEN Boxing
65 Scholes Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

11. Mary’s Bar


Head to queer Irish pub Mary’s Bar in Williamsburg for a pint of Guinness, a queer Irish dance class and live music. Founded by Dublin native Brendan Donohoe, Mary’s, named after Donohoe’s mother, hosts a variety of community events including queer culture trivia, drag shows, dance parties, an LGBTQ+ book club and singalongs. Donohoe opened Mary’s as an homage to Dublin pubs and a place to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ community members to gather, while following a respectful code of conduct. Keep up with their events on Instagram.

Mary’s Bar
134 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

12. BLK MKT Vintage


Two owners of BLK MKT Vintage in their store

Photo courtesy of BLK MKT Vintage

Lovers of vintage with decades of combined collecting and picking experience, Crown Heights natives Kiyanna and Jannah Handy opened BLK MKT Vintage to showcase Black cultural artifacts rooted in their love for Black people, Black culture and their own lived experiences. From books to tees, vintage magazines to vinyl, home goods to art, BLK MKT sells something for everyone. They also offer both residential and commercial interior styling services rooted in spaces that reflect the lived experiences of Black folks across the diaspora.

BLK MKT Vintage
465 Marcus Garvey Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11216


Park Slope

Led by famed chef and cookbook author, Mexico City-born Roberto Santibañez, Fonda is a contemporary Mexican restaurant that features hand-pressed tortillas, made-to-order guacamole, thoughtfully crafted cocktails, with vegetarian and vegan options. An ambassador for Mexican cuisine, Santibañez has traveled throughout the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Australia to present lectures and cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Institute of America and other esteemed institutions. Check out their drool-worthy dishes on Instagram.

434 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

14. Dyke Beer

(Sold Throughout NYC)

Three Dyke Beer cans with bright colored designs

Photo courtesy of Dyke Beer

Brooklynites and beer lovers, Loretta Andro Chung and Sarah Hallonquist created Dyke Beer after feeling like lesbian bars were lacking in good craft beer. Select from Gayzy Hazy IPA, Saison, Tall Girl Gose or Out Stout by ordering online in select states or purchasing at your local bar. They host a ton of community events such as queer speed dating, axe throwing, dance parties and Women’s World Cup viewing parties. Visit their Instagram to keep up with the latest.

15. OutBox Gym


Founded by USA Amateur Boxer, coach and personal trainer Max Adler, OutBox Gym is a trans owned, all-inclusive LGBTQ+ gym whose classes are designed to be fun and accessible for everyone. Complete with gender-neutral changing rooms and bathroom and a judgment-free ethos, OutBox provides a safe and affirming space for people to work out. They also host various community events that include self-defense workshops, butch boxing, art shows and dance parties. And they rent out their 3,000-sq-ft space for events. Follow their Instagram for class and event info.

OutBox Gym
171 Meeker Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11211

Discover more NYC LGBTQ+ owned businesses by visiting the Queer Money Project website and add some color to your Pride dessert table with our recently updated post on 15 Rainbow Foods to Celebrate NYC Pride.

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