The Surprising LGBTQ+ History Behind Some of Your Favorite Beauty Brands
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Pride is more than rainbow flags and Ben & Jerry's Hubby Hubby ice cream (although, these are indeed welcome, especially now and when enjoyed while humming Lady Gaga's "Born This Way") — it's also a time to reflect on the progress, and room for growth, needed to support the LGBTQ+ community. A good place to start: the workplace.
After all, under federal and most states' laws, LGBTQ+ people aren't explicitly protected from discrimination. That's why entrepreneurship in the community matters and, in an industry where people are seeking, celebrating, and demanding inclusivity now more than ever, there's no better time to commemorate the queer-owned hair, makeup, and skin-care companies out there.
What are you waiting for? If you can't physically march your support at a parade this year, click ahead for a list of beauty brands you can be proud to add to your stash.