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The supportive online community where LGBTQIA+ business owners are welcomed, seen, & celebrated for exactly who they are.

It feels like queer business owners have two options: be loudly out, proud, and market their business in rainbow technicolour...

... or completely ignore their sexuality and gender identity, separating a core part of their human experience from their work.

Let’s make one thing clear from the get-go: you shouldn’t have to choose.

You don’t have to be the stereotypical archetype of every queer person.

And you *also* don’t have to hide a key piece of your identity and blend into the cis-gendered, heteronormative background.

Because queer people? We’re unique. We're beautiful. And we deserve to be seen for who we are—without our sexuality and gender identity being the only things we’re noticed for.

In business spaces, there are often just two options: be the spokesperson for all queers, or sit down and be quiet.

That sucks.

It’s a story that every queer business owner unwillingly finds themselves in at one point or another:

You’re chatting with other business owners, either online or IRL, and you share an opinion based on your lived experience as a queer human.

Suddenly, you’re the official spokesperson for the Monolith of Queers™. There is only your queer identity and nothing else. You are now *the* go-to queer person in that group, and all nuance is thrown out the window.

Alternatively, your opinion is dismissed out of hand. A cishet business person’s queer acquaintance shared a different take a few days ago, and that means your opinion is moot.

You deserve a business community that welcomes, sees, and celebrates you for exactly who you are.

You’re either in the spotlight, or sent backstage.

Venerated, or invalidated.

That pressure—to either be *the* queer person, or to sit down and be quiet—isn’t fair.

While we can’t change how other business groups, clubs, and communities operate...

.... we can create a space for queer business owners to show up exactly as they are.

And if you’re an LGBTQIA+ business owner looking for a kind, warm, and welcoming community of other queer business owners?

Consider yourself invited, you queer wonder, you. 

We can’t wait to celebrate ya. 🙌

Welcome to....

The supportive online community where LGBTQIA+ business owners are welcomed, seen, & celebrated for exactly who they are.

£150/year

Founding Member price: £100/year

(~$130 USD or ~$120€)

when you join before Wednesday, 31st July at 8pm UK / 3pm Eastern.

🌱 Important: You're getting in at the Founding Member level. What you're getting access to today is just the beginning of our plans with Queer Business Club and we hope you'll actively give us feedback and help shape this into the most amazing community 💖.

Your (Founding Member) Queer Business Club™️ membership includes:

Private off-Facebook community (Circle) for connecting, chatting, and sharing with other Queer Business Club members
Internal Member Directory so you can hire and invest in other queer businesses
Monthly Theme with discussion prompts to encourage participation and connection

And this is just the beginning. 

We've got big plans we can't wait to roll out and you'll have an influential, front row seat as a Founding Member!

Worth sharing, loudly and proudly:
Queer Business Club’s Guiding Values

✨ We embrace business owners (and future business owners) who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual, or have other queer identities. Whatever queer identity fits you best, you’re welcome inside Queer Business Club.

✨ We recognise and support queer business owners with other identity intersections, too. People of colour, those with varied (dis)abilities including mental and physical health, neurodivergent folk, all religious backgrounds, parents, and those with caring responsibilities are welcome here.

✨ There is power in community and collaboration. We’re stronger together as a queer community - professionally and personally - than we are individually.

✨ The personal is political. As queer people, we don’t have the luxury of having a “no politics” policy in our businesses. Our personal identities affect every aspect of our work.

✨ We’re on a lifelong journey of learning, growing, and supporting all parts of the LGBTQIA+ community. We find it courageous to change our opinions as we learn new information and take in different perspectives. We’re actively seeking the best ways to be strong allies to the identities in the LGBTQIA+ community that we’re not a part of.

Ready to join? Here’s how.

1. Read over this page carefully, especially Queer Business Club's Guiding Values. 

It’s crucial that everyone inside Queer Business Club agrees to the same set of guiding values. If you’re good with those, we’d love to have you!

2. Sign up and pay for your annual membership.

Click any of the “Become a Founding Member” buttons to pay for your membership. An annual membership costs £100 for founding members.

3. Join the the community and add yourself to the internal Member Directory.

Lastly, you’ll receive an email with instructions on joining the private community and adding yourself to the internal Member Directory. Then you’re free to connect with other members!

£150/year

Founding Member price: £100/year

(~$130 USD or ~$120€)

when you join before Wednesday, 31st July at 8pm UK / 3pm Eastern.

🌱 Important: You're getting in at the Founding Member level. What you're getting access to today is just the beginning of our plans with Queer Business Club and we hope you'll actively give us feedback and help shape this into the most amazing community 💖.

Lizzy and Emma with Queer Business Club at Pride in London 2024.

Meet the founders: Emma + Lizzy

We’re Emma (she/they) and Lizzy (she/her), a married queer business couple from the UK. We’ve spent the better part of the last decade running online businesses and have always been upfront about our queerness (without making it the only thing we’re known for).

After being in and leading several online business groups, we’re thrilled to bring Queer Business Club to you! We can’t wait to see all the friendships and collaborations that come out of it.

Most of all, we’re honoured to cultivate a supportive, warm, and celebratory space for queer business owners to show up exactly as they are.

Let down the front you put on in the heteronormative world. You’re free to just be inside Queer Business Club.

Queer Business Club is where you’ll find…

❤️ the meaningful community you crave

❤️ your queer biz bestie, collaborator, or star hire

❤️ a sounding board of other queer business owners who can give you advice (and even provide backup in a transphobic comments section, if need be)

❤️ a space to express yourself without being pushed into the role of token queer

Questions You May Have

I don’t identify as LGBTQIA+ or queer. Am I still allowed to join?

Queer Business Club is exclusively for business owners (and future business owners) who identify as queer. Allies are welcome to sponsor memberships for those who can’t afford it, though — more information on that can be found here.

What do you mean by "business owner"?

We welcome anyone who is (or plans to be) self-employed or has their own business/company/side hustle/etc. It's not a space intended for those who exclusively are in traditional/corporate employment (and plan to continue to be).

Who shouldn’t join Queer Business Club?

Queer Business Club isn’t for you if:

- the values listed on this page don’t align with your own

- you believe the only two options for gender are “male” and “female”

- you don't believe trans women are women, or that trans men are men

- you're a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist)

- you don’t acknowledge your privileges

We’re all still learning how to be better allies to the parts of the queer community that we don’t belong to, and that’s ok. Being on the same page about these basics, though, is crucial for the safety of our community.

I identify as queer, but I’m not really “out” yet in my business. Is Queer Business Club for me?

Absolutely! Queer Business Club is a safe way to explore what being out might look like. You’ll be able to show up as you are—in all your queer wonder!—without the pressures of being out.

We’re keeping the Member Directory private for now for this exact reason, by the way. It can be scary to come out as queer (both as a business owner and in every other context), and having the Member Directory for internal use only maintains the privacy of anyone who isn’t out quite yet.

And just in case you’re worried about your bank statement, your payment will say “QB Club Ltd.”

Team EBG’s Party Pad®️ already seems like a queer-friendly space. Why do you need to create a whole separate queer community?

(Team EBG's Party Pad®️ is founders Lizzy and Emma's client/student-only Facebook group). 

While we do try to keep Party Pad as queer-friendly as possible, it isn’t exclusively for queer people. We’ve noticed that most people in Party Pad are assumed to be cis-gendered and heteronormative unless they explicitly state that they’re queer.

Queerness is an additional layer and lens that affects every aspect of our businesses. Having a place to discuss the intersection of running a business and being queer—without having to represent *all* queer people to a largely cis-gendered, heteronormative group—is much needed. Having a queer-only community allows queer business owners to show up exactly as they are.

I already have a queer community IRL. Should I join Queer Business Club?

Even if you have a supportive queer friend group to rely on... are they all business owners, too?!

Being a queer business owner—especially if you’re building a personal brand/are the face of your business—comes with a lot of unique considerations. We think it’s worthwhile to have an online queer community of business owners with whom you can chat through those issues.

How does membership work?

As a Founding Member, you’ll receive access to everything included now and in the future. You’ll keep your membership price of £100/year for as long as you’re a paying member.

If you decide Queer Business Club isn’t for you, you can cancel your membership at any time from inside the community platform. Or email us at [email protected]

I don’t live in the UK. Will membership still be worthwhile for me?

Definitely! We have lots of international members, and because of that, we’ll schedule online events to meet a variety of different time zone needs.

I have another question that you haven’t answered.

Please leave a message in the chat box at the bottom right of this page, and we’ll get back to you shortly via email.

Celebrating queer business owners for everything they are.

£150/year

Founding Member price: £100/year

(~$130 USD or ~$120€)

when you join before Wednesday, 31st July at 8pm UK / 3pm Eastern.

🌱 Important: You're getting in at the Founding Member level. What you're getting access to today is just the beginning of our plans with Queer Business Club and we hope you'll actively give us feedback and help shape this into the most amazing community 💖.

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Become an 'Ally' of Queer Business Club!

Want to support a queer business owner to access support and community that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford? 

Then sign up for an Ally Subscription! 

As part of your Ally Subscription you will receive:

The ability to display a Queer Business Ally badge and show everyone that you support queer businesses. 
Access to a separate, private 'Ally Hub' where you can connect with other allies and supporters of Queer Business Club. 

This is open to both queer and non queer folks.

You can be both an Ally and a Queer Business Club member.

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