Although the origins of Pride Month go back more than 50 years, it wasn’t until the start of the 21st century that June was officially designated as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. And it was just 10 years ago that the more inclusive term, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, was officially adopted. Now as we celebrate the start of Pride Month, DT Supports Small presents this curated collection of LGBTQ-owned businesses that are as appealing and diverse as our city!
Curls & Company
callyscurls.com | 1627 W Howard St, Chicago
This salon may specialize in the Dry Curly Cutting and DevaCurl methods, but the entire staff is trained in cut and color for all hair types. Indeed, owner Cally Raduenzel has gathered together a creative collective of expert stylists who are passionate about giving you a look that reflects your best and most genuine self.
SemelSnow Interior Design
semelsnow.com |223 W Erie St, Chicago
With an impressive portfolio that encompasses vintage city condos, modern high-rises, vacation retreats and lavish suburban residences, principals Arlene Semel and Brian Snow fuse experience and talent with a collaborative process. The result? Beautiful homes that perfectly fit their clients’ desires and lifestyles.
hewnbread.com | 1733 Central St, Evanston
Hailed by Food & Wine as one of the Best Bakeries in America, the warm, rustic and sustainably built interior of this much-loved bakery embodies the philosophy of its owners. This same attitude is reflected in their artisan breads and baked goods… crafted from local grains, naturally leavened, and all hand-shaped.
Wall to Wall Framing
walltowallframing.com | 5554 N Winthrop Ave, Chicago
For more than a decade, owner Leif Forre has been serving the Edgewater, Andersonville and Rogers Park communities. With his discerning eye and client-focused professionalism, his customers return again and again to have their most treasured artworks, photographs and mementos expertly framed.
unabridgedbookstore.com | 3251 N Broadway, Chicago
This Lakeview landmark is known for its dedicated and knowledgeable staff and their hand-written personal recommendations that adorn the shelves. Discover an impressive collection of children’s books, non-fiction works, LGBTQ literature – and one of the city’s most extensive selection of maps and travel books.
sawbridge.com | 1804 Johns Dr, Glenview
Believing firmly that furniture is at its best when it reflects the person who crafted it, Sawbridge is proud to represent some of the finest independent furniture makers in America. Every piece in their collection has been carefully selected for its timeless beauty, purity of design, and excellent craftsmanship.
woodchicago.com | 3335 N Halsted St, Chicago
This stylish Lakeview restaurant is a 6-time Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, known for its frequently rotating brunch and dinner menus. Local peak-of-season produce, fresh seafood, house-butchered meats from responsible regional purveyors, and house-made charcuterie make every dish a standout.
humboldthouseco.com | 1045 N California Ave, Chicago
With the aim of elevating your self-care and daily rituals, this colorful boutique offers unique products for your body, spirit, home and pets! Jewelry, paper goods, candles, soaps, doggie toys, cat treats, kitchenware and garden tools are just some of the items that you’ll find artfully displayed.
Order Online via Mercato | 4812 N Broadway, Chicago
This aptly named retailer offers a modern take on the old general store. Always well-stocked, you’ll find a wide variety of provisions including carefully curated charcuterie and cheeses, gourmet snacks, pantry staples, locally-made home and body products, craft spirits, beer, and fine wines. Be sure to check out Rogers Park Social, their friendly neighborhood sister-bar at 6920 N Glenwood Avenue.
Christy Webber Landscapes
christywebber.com | 2900 W Ferdinand St, Chicago
Based in Chicago for over 20 years, Christy’s team brings experience, flair, passion and exceptional service to their residential and commercial clients – offering complete landscape design, construction and maintenance services. Also, check out their retail farm & garden store at 2833 W Chicago Avenue.