Shop Trans: Trans-Owned Business Holiday Shopping Directory

TransLash Media’s Shop Trans: Trans-Owned Business Holiday Shopping Directory has been a living resource since 2020.

Shop Trans for the Holidays

In addition to preparing to launch a trans business directory with community features, we’ve compiled even more trans, intersex, two-spirit, and gender nonconforming small businesses for you to support right here.

🎧 Listen to our new TransLash Podcast Shop Trans for the Holidays episode! We love you, TransLash family.


Shop trans: portrait of trans man at his barbershop. Credit: Drs Producoes
Portrait of trans man at his barbershop. Credit: Drs Producoes

Missing a few presents? Want to help make a difference? You’ve come to the right place!

Since 2019, Team TransLash has been promoting trans-owned businesses on social media via the #ShopTrans and #TransBusiness hashtags. In 2020 we made a list of trans-owned businesses to support during the holidays and year-round, which we have updated every year.

🎁 Fashion, beauty, art, and professional services: we’ve got you covered! Get to know all the wonderful trans, intersex, two-spirit, and gender nonconforming entrepreneurs below.

These Shop Trans businesses are all available online and some also have physical locations.

Furthermore, we will be updating this list with even more TGNC small business owners in December 2023.

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Oak & Moon Candles & Care

Oak & Moon Candles & Care, founded by Mikaela Giselle Brooks, offers a unique blend of artisanal, non-toxic luxury essentials.

Handcrafted with the highest quality vegan ingredients, Oak & Moon Candles & Care’s soy wax candles are infused with exquisite oils and fragrances. Brooks’ offerings are designed to create a serene self-care atmosphere in any home, spa, or salon.

Embodying a journey of discovery and innovation, Oak & Moon Candles & Care epitomize the art of fine candle making while championing eco-friendly practices.


Mintty Makeup

Junior Mintt is out to show how Mintty the world can be with a little kindness, empathy, and a strong Black, Trans, Queer perspective. The intrepid artist and entrepreneur is the creator of Mintty Makeup, which is on sale now at over 600 JCPenney stores and has been featured in Vogue Beauty, The CUT, Thrillist, ID, and Gayletter for the work she does on stage and in our community.

Mintt is also co-host of the Brooklyn Liberation March, creator of her own talk show THE JUNIOR MINTT SHOW, and produces In In Living Color, her own monthly drag show.

No matter what classroom, set, club, or runway you experience Junior Mintt, you will leave feeling motivated and embraced. You can find her on Instagram and Venmo: @juniormintt


Wearable Art By Jam

Experience a fashion revolution with Wearable Art by Jam by Jamaica “Jam” Bridgett. Transcending traditional boundaries to bring art directly onto your body, Wearable Art by Jam offers a vibrant array of gender-neutral clothing. Each piece is a unique expression of creativity.

Break free from the mundane gender binary with Bridgett’s colorful designs, perfect for those seeking to showcase and be seen fully! Embrace a new kind of style: explore their collection online, where art meets style in every garment.



While promoting our latest #ShopTrans podcast episode offerings we asked our community to submit their small businesses to be featured in our directory update.

Here are all the small business owners, service providers, and artists who tagged us so far!

Spirit Coaching: Spirit Paris McIntyre

Spirit Mcintyre

@mcintyrespirit on IG

Experience Healing and Empowerment with a New Orleans-based Artist and Speaker. Spirit Paris McIntyre combines music, art, and advocacy to offer transformative experiences. Specializing in speaking engagements, workshop facilitation, music composition, and collaborative performances, Spirit’s work deeply resonates with Black, Transgender, Gender-Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary communities. Join Spirit in a journey of self-expression, ancestral worship, and navigating through complex emotions towards healing.


Mx. Devin McClendon: Diviner, Healer, Hoodoo

@devinex121 on IG

Discover a world of Black trans spiritual guidance and healing with Devin McClendon, a skilled Diviner and Hoodoo practitioner. Devin offers personalized spiritual advisement and healing sessions, blending ancestral wisdom with intuitive practices to nurture mind, body, and spirit. As a Community Cultivator, they also foster shared experiences and wisdom. Connect with Mx. McClendon for a transformative journey towards spiritual clarity and empowerment.


The Trans Capitalist

@thetranscapitalist on IG

Founded by K. Kenneth Davis, The Trans Capitalist is a transformative financial consultancy dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. Offering personalized financial coaching, wealth-building strategies, and empowering educational resources, it’s a go-to for those looking to navigate their financial journey with confidence. Join us in discovering how The Trans Capitalist is redefining financial freedom for queer and transgender individuals.



@junkm3dia on IG

Empowering TGNCI Creatives through Art and Community. As a dynamic production house and community network, JUNK M3D!A specializes in elevating transgender-identifying artists. They offer comprehensive services including production support, educational programs, financial aid, trauma-informed outreach, and transitional housing. Their mission is to nurture talent and provide a stable, supportive environment for TGNCI artists to thrive. Connect with them to explore, collaborate, or support their cause.


Saturn Says Studios

@fathervenusmusic on IG

Saturn Says Studios, founded by the dynamic Father Venus (he/they), is a place for artistic expression in the heart of Harlem. This unique studio serves as a nurturing ground for Black, Brown, trans, and queer artists, melding music, spirituality, and cultural heritage into a vibrant creative hub. Through its commitment to authentic storytelling and soul-stirring music, Saturn Says Studios provides a sanctuary where artists can explore, grow, and resonate with a community that values their voices and experiences.



@queerandtranswealth on IG

Anti-capitalist personal finance with Leo Aquino, editor-in-chief at QUEERENCY. Leo merges award-winning journalism chops with creative storytelling, offering unique insights into wealth and success. Their services encompass personal finance education, poignant journalism, and captivating queer and Filipino storytelling. Connect with Leo for a fresh, empowering perspective on finance.




B. Pagels-Minor is the first Black transgender person to create & lead a venture capital (VC) fund. DVRGNT Ventures, launching in 2023, is focused on supporting underestimated founders outside of the typical tech ecosystem across all regions of the USA. This is just ONE of their businesses; learn more about B. in this in-depth Q&A with DCAP MEDIA founder & CEO Daniela “Dani” Capistrano.


Accessories for the loud, proud, and colourful. Designed in London, UK.

“My name is Erik, and Abprallen is my passion, my outlet, and my work. I named it Abprallen after the German translation of my favorite word: ricochet. We are all ever-changing, moving, bounding from one state or place to another.” Learn more.


Finnegan Shepard is CEO and founder of Both&  and the creator of Limns, a monthly newsletter exploring a single word or concept through etymology, philosophy, and art. Both&  uses evidence-based design to build a proprietary fit and sizing system for the exploding transmasculine, nonbinary, and gnc communities.


@gc2b on Instagram

Marli Washington is a designer and founder of gc2b, a company that produced the first garments designed and explicitly patented for gender-affirming chest binding.

The Maryland-based designer took issue with the lack of safe and comfortable chest binding options. Being a trans man of color, Marli found that most chest binders were uncomfortable or inadequate compression shirts designed primarily for cisgender men. So, in 2015, Marli founded gc2b. Marli created the first line of “nude” binders in five different skin tones. gc2b carries a variety of binder sizes ranging from XS to 5XL to ensure access to binding for all bodies. 


@flavnt_streetwear on Instagram

FLAVNT Streetwear is an Austin-based independent clothing brand for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Founded with the goal of creating clothes that promote confidence and pride, FLAVNT is all about being comfortable with who you are and flaunting that to the world.

Chris is the other half of FLAVNT Streetwear and is his sister Courtney’s identical twin. Chris is trans, which makes helping trans people out very near and dear to his heart. The original “Pretty Boy,” Chris first created their bestselling shirt for himself and soon realized the design resonated with all types of people. This very idea is what sparked FLAVNT Streetwear into action. Chris is currently penning his first book of poems, is 1/3 of the podcast queerforit, and makes frequent youtube videos at

Armani Dae’s Art Shop

Armani Dae is a transgender Jamaican-American artist, photographer, and actor. His work and store consists of photography prints, one-of-a-kind paintings, published books and apparel. Dae’s paintings also have payment plans available making them accessible to every buyer. Shop here.

Automic Gold

“Radically wearable jewelry for everyone”.  With founder Al Sandimirova at the helm, Automic Gold aims to design jewelry that is both size inclusive and catered towards a diverse clientele. All pieces are made from reclaimed gold, and shipped in a packaging that is recyclable, making this a company that not only preaches about community, but truly embodies that philosophy. Shop their site here.

Bye Gender

Owner Devin-Norelle founded Bye Gender with a mission to help cover everyday expenses for trans people. Formerly known as the Werk Those Pecs Fund and the Bye Gender Trans Survival Fund, what is now The Black Trans Rent Relief Fund relies on the proceeds from zis clothing line. Over the years, the fund has provided many applicants with access to life changing resources. With the increased popularity of zis clothing, they hope to broaden zis impact. Shop trans with Bye Gender and help make a difference.


Italian for “no sex/no gender,” No Sesso is a Los Angeles fashion house founded by Pierre Davis in 2015. A community powered brand that focuses on empowering people of all colors, shapes, and identities, No Sesso has stolen the spotlight with collections that feature a wide range of prints, fabrics, reconstructed materials, and most notably, their signature hand embroidery. No Sesso has been featured in i-d, The New York Times, Cultured, WWD, Vogue Runway FW20, Vogue Runway Spring Season 2020, and more. Shop the clothes here.


Founder Madin Ray Lopez began doing hair in high school. Their mission is to use hair and self-empowerment as a form of social justice while also providing free gender-affirming haircuts, self empowering workshops, food & hygiene boxes, gender affirming clothing, chest binders, menstrual products, and so much more to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness. Their online shop consists of hair products, as well as pins and clothing. Support ProjectQ by buying their hair products and merch here.

We Live In Truth!

We Live in Truth (We L.I.T.) is a Black trans non-binary-led candle company founded in 2019. The brand focuses on the emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of their community and promotes the healing properties of candles and has a wide array of scents that range from flowery to fruity and more. Support this one-person candle company here.

Chella Man

Chella Man has spent his career as an artist, author, actor, filmmaker, and speaker championing the motto of “Being your own representation” through each medium, helping spread awareness on queer and trans rights, disability justice, mental health, and more. Buy his book Continuum and a copy will be donated to LGBTQ+ disabled youth in America.


Submit any trans-owned businesses you’d like to see added to this list here. Be sure to check out the TransLash Holiday Survival Guide Zine for poetry, wellness tips, art, and more!

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