A BITE OUT OF OUR PINK WORLD www.pinkinourlives.com

What will you find in your stockings with Christmas? It is always great to receive, but giving your loved ones something special is not always that easy if you want to be original. So If you’ve got presents to buy for this Christmas, one of these five LGBT-run businesses will have your perfect gift for your loved ones and you know for sure they support our community.

AdrianAndShane_Fairy1) Adrian+Shane

Adrian+Shane_homeIreland-based artists Adrian+Shane have been partners in life and work since 1998. They’ve recently branched out into merchandise, such as this ‘It Takes Balls to be a Fairy’ T-shirt. It helps that the artists are very cute as well ;o) www.adrianandshane.com

TomBoyX_SR2) TOMBOYX briefs for Women

TomboyX was launched by Seattle-based wives and business partners Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez in 2013. The women were frustrated by what they saw as a lack of non-gender stereotypical clothing, and started producing y-fronts for women. Earlier this year, they won National Lesbian and Gay Chamber of Commerce’s shark tank-like Biz Pitch competition. Check out their wares, including the vest modeled here by Fire Captain Kris Larson on the left. www.tomboyx.com

NewNGT91-1024x5743) The Next Gay Thing

tumblr_nwon10zeGK1qd9b8mo1_500A box of premium men’s underwear and grooming products delivered each month to your door. The company promise states: ‘Next Gay Thing is here to make sure a gay man never has to suffer through using a straight man product ever again. You are fabulous and you should never forget it. And you deserve at least one treat every month.’ Prices start from $22/€22 a month. www.nextgaything.com

COH3uBsWUAAR57U4) Anything but Normal

30764116Poppers are due to be banned in the UK after Christmas and are mostly sold under the cash register in most countries. Console your friends with this hand-printed ‘poppers’ T-shirt from designer Philip Normal. Another of his best-selling designs features his Bengal Tiger cat. www.philipnormal.co.uk

il_570xN.420674668_gpe65) Little Figs

Need to buy something for a kid with same-sex parents? Check out all the clothing from Little Figs – an Ohio-based business run by wives Mary Robinett and Arrin Turnmire. Much of the range features slogans celebrating same-sex families and open-minded child-raising, such as this romper suit. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleFigs

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Lesley Middleton

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