queer owned shops in rochester ny

Queer-Owned Shops in Rochester, NY

TGW Studio is highlighting some of our favorite queer-owned shops in Rochester, NY! From a delectable treat to your next favorite book, there’s certainly something fun for every shopper.

queer owned shops in rochester ny

Luna Co-Op

This studio and community space welcomes artists of all ages and hosts events to create, relax, and have fun. Luna Co-Op visitors can join silent reading parties, fiber hangouts, or a craft night!

The Unreliable Narrator

Tucked away in Village Gate, The Unreliable Narrator is a bookshop with an extraordinary array of witty (and witchy) gifts, zines, literature, tarot cards, crystals, and more. If you adore miniature items… you’ll undoubtedly have difficulty refraining The Unreliable Narrator’s charm.

The Op Shop

Directly next to our friends at Ugly Duck Coffee, The Op Shop is a secondhand shop with a variety of vintage and handmade clothing items.

Archivist Books

This bookshop exclusively sells queer text and encompasses a selection of small press and indie queer writers. Archivist Books recently opened its newest location in the Pearl-Meigs-Monroe neighborhood.

Dorje Adornments

Nestled onto Park Avenue, Dorje Adornments is a boutique that specializes in body piercing, styling, ear curation, and custom jewelry orders.

The Lab: Creative Resource Center

Now over a year old, The Lab is a community space for artists and activists to collaborate and take action together.


Stationed in the Anderson Arts Building, EvenOdd makes handmade bags that are made-to-order, crafting special, one-of-a-kind pieces for your wardrobe.

queer owned shops in rochester ny

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates & Ice Cream

With a conjoined ice cream and chocolate shop, indulge in Hedonist‘s decadent and unique flavors, complete with vegan and dairy-free options.

Equal Grounds Community Cafe

Since 2006, Equal Grounds (also known as The Pride Connection) has been a coffee house in the heart of the South Wedge, a perfect spot for late-night study cramming sessions.

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queer owned shops in rochester ny

Dice Versa

This new spot is Rochester’s first board game lounge. Start a group game night to revisit an old favorite or learn something different from their expansive board game collection.

As an LGBTQ+/non-binary/women-owned and – operated business, we strive to support and uplift other queer individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Rochester area and beyond.

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Founded in 2012 by Lisa Kribs, TGW Studio is an LGBTQ+/non-binary/women-owned and -operated social impact marketing firm that partners with forward-thinking brands to tell their stories. We’re a full-service marketing firm proudly creating and communicating purposeful experiences for businesses and organizations across sectors and society.

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