Small Business Features: Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium

We reached out to local queer owned businesses and asked how they serve the LGBTQAI2S+ community and why. The past year has been tough for our small businesses, and we can show up for our community by supporting them! You can shop at Little Sister’s here. Keep reading to hear about what they’ve been up to and how you can win pleasurable prizes!

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How does your business care for our community in the pandemic?

Since our inception, Little Sister’s has been committed to caring for the LGBTQIA2S+ community, offering a space to come together and demonstrate pride in our community. During the pandemic, we have kept our doors open committed to maintaining that same welcoming and safe space, acknowledging that the need for maintaining local access to book resources, as well as gender and sexuality affirming items does not disappear in the middle of a pandemic. Of course it’s important to note that all of this has been achieved while also ensuring that proper safety protocols are followed. 

What has your small business done to provide safe spaces for the LGBTQIA2S+ community?

The doors of Little Sister’s have always been open and welcoming to folks of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We are committed to keeping staff who create non-judgemental spaces where all folks may come in and feel at home in however they present, identify and exist. We have also always been, and continue to be, committed to fighting and standing up for the rights of our community and peers by providing a safe space for people to come should they feel threated or needing help in difficult situations, being harassed on the street. As well as having battled with Canada Customs to insure our books and magazines are not held up at customs.

What has LGBTQIA2S+ community done for you?

With our founders, current owner and many of our staff being part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, this community has made us what we are. The support of our community has allowed us to remain dedicated to our original goal of serving this community, culminating in us celebrating our 38th year of business this June! We are ever so grateful for this community and are looking forwards to continuing this mutual relationship for years to come!

Little Sisters is helping us giveaway two $300 goodie bags full of pleasure! Enter to win fun surprises and let us help you #ChooseYourPride

Little Sister’s x Vancouver Pride Society Giveaway