Spend Like It Matters at LGBTQ-owned businesses as part of your Pride Month 2023 celebration!
Pride Month is a time to honor and celebrate the rich diversity, resilience, and history of LGBTQ+ communities. It’s a month of reflection, remembrance, and progress, highlighting the ongoing fight for equality and acceptance. We come together to recognize the vital contributions that LGBTQ+ individuals have made to society, celebrating their identities, stories, and accomplishments.
To create our Pride Month design, we worked with Seattle-based artist and Smash the Box owner, Yes Segura (He/They), who created “Maps, on maps, on maps the Pride edition” and had this say:
“This series is to help invoke the notion of place and space for our LGBTQ+ community. Our community has no defined geographical boundaries. Under this political climate and anti-LGBTQ+ laws being proposed and passed, won’t stop us from growing as a community. Because we are unstoppable.”
Yes’ obsession with maps started when they were a child and his mother worked the graveyard shift at the USPS. After her shifts, she would ask Yes to figure out how to get to their weekend morning soccer games. He would print off directions via Mapquest on their family’s 1995 Compaq desktop and visually memorize landmarks to get to and from their destination. Since then Yes has obtained a B.S. in Geography and Master’s in Urban Regional Planning where his map obsession would level up from map collector to map expert.
We’ve teamed up with the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Storm, Seattle Sounders FC, OL Reign, Seattle Seahawks, and Seattle Kraken to encourage fans and friends to explore and #SpendLikeItMatters in support of the LGBTQ-owned small businesses at the heart of our communities.
Upload your receipts when you #SpendLikeItMatters at small LGBTQ-owned businesses, and you’ll get a chance to win prizes from some of your favorite Seattle sports teams. Seattle Kraken, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Storm, Seattle Seahawks, OL Reign, Seattle Mariners, and Intentionalist want to encourage the community to buy from local LGBTQ-owned small businesses throughout Pride Month and beyond.
Our goal is $30,000 in receipts uploaded from LGBTQ-owned businesses — help us reach our goal by uploading your receipts today!
Our Pride Month Marketplace includes a variety of items from dozens of LGBTQ-owned small businesses. Explore gift certificates, self-care services, and more, and check back regularly, as new items are being added every day!
Seattle Seahawks at Biang Biang Noodles
Join us Monday, June 12th from 12-2 PM with The Seattle Seahawks at Biang Biang Noodles in Capitol Hill. Keep an eye on our social media and newsletter to learn more!
We’re also celebrating Pride Month with BECU. Learn more about the Equity in Action small business tabs and how BECU members can enjoy free eats and treats from LGBTQ-owned small businesses.
If intentional spending isn’t in the cards today, consider writing a recommendation on the Intentionalist listing page of an AANHPI-owned business you love. Share some words of appreciation and be the reason a business owner’s day is a little bit brighter!