Queer to Stay

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, and SHOWTIME® are proud to announce the 25 recipients of the 2022 “Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative” which supports and uplifts small businesses that focus on LGBTQ+ people of color, women and the transgender community, and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the inaugural “Queer to Stay” initiative awarded funds to 10 LGBTQ+ businesses across the country. In 2021, the initiative expanded to support an additional 20 businesses. Since then, it’s been reported that LGBTQ+ businesses were less likely to receive COVID relief funds. At the same time, some LGBTQ+ small businesses have been the target of outrageous, extremist anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and attacks. Due to these circumstances, many LGBTQ+ businesses have continued to struggle in the economic aftermath of the global pandemic, which is why the Human Rights Campaign and SHOWTIME have scaled up the initiative to include 25 businesses this year – five more than in 2021.

2022 Beneficiaries

As You Are

500 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

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Bake Me Happy

106 E Moler St
Columbus, OH 43207

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Celebrate Therapy

286 W. Center St. Suite 200
Provo, UT 84606

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Coffee Mafia

414 S Gay St
Auburn, AL 36830

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Detroit Vesey's

2028 E 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

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Dorothy Downstairs

2500 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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1850 Bassett St. Apt. 1123
Denver, CO 80202

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Franny Lou's Porch

2400 Coral Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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Goldspot Brewing Company

4970 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80221

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Harana Market

603 Wittenberg Road
Woodstock, NY 12457

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Los Angeles Blade

8237 Blackburn Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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941 W 27th St. S
Wichita, KS 67217

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Mountainsong Expeditions

Contact for information.

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Peachy Births

4444 N Belleview Ave Suit 204
Kansas City, Mo 64118

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Queer Chocolatier

201 S Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305

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Queer Dance Project

8585 W. 14th Avenue, Ste D
Lakewood, CO 80215

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Queer Kid Stuff

20 Alfred St.
South Portland, ME 04106

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Salon Benders

957 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Santé Bar

411 NW Park Ave Suite 100
Portland, OR 97209

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Stag PDX

317 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209

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Three Palms Bar & Grill

3813 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

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818 S. Broadway 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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376 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657

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2021 Beneficiaries

Al's on 7th

2627 7th Ave St
Birmingham, AL 35233

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Arledge Comics

33 Bethel Road SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366

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2409 Grant St
Houston, TX 77006

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Our Place

2115 7th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233

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Club OMG

43 6th St,
San Francisco, CA 94103

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348 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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281 West 12th St.
New York, NY 10014

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Online/Virtual Community Space

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Ellen D. Management

4421 Emerald St
Torrance, CA 90505

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The Fireplace

2161 P Street NW
Washington, D.C 20037

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Gossip Grill

1220 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

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Nickel Diner

524 S Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Rebirth Garments

Online Retail Store

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Roscoe's Tavern

3356 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60657

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Spectrum: The Other Clinic

709 Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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Stuzo Clothing

4751 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

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Sweetlime Alterations

2671 W. 14th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113

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TAGG Magazine

1638 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Wang Chung's

2424 Koa Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815

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2020 Beneficiaries

Alibi Lounge

2376 Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10030

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Amplio Fitness, Rock Rover, Ohio, Queer to Stay

Amplio Fitness

205450 Center Ridge Rd.
Suite 142
Rocky Rover, OH 44116

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blush & blu

1526 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

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1810 Galleria Blvd.
Suite 212
Charlotte, NC 28270

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El Rio, San Francisco, Queer to Stay

El Rio

3158 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Freed Bodyworks, Washington, DC, Queer to Stay

Freed Bodyworks

1337 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

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Herz Club, Mobile, Alabama, Queer to Stay


4070 Government Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36695

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My Sister's Room

84 12th St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Pearl Bar, Houston Texas, Queer to Stay

Pearl Bar

4216 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007

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Salon Benders

957 East. 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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