Maine, United States


Here at Making, we believe in creating an inclusive, compassionate space where all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are embraced and celebrated. It’s necessary to recognize and educate ourselves as individuals and as businesses to be a part of the change that is imperative to uplifting all queer people and gender non-conforming folx, and amplifying BIPOC, disAbled, and other marginalized voices. Remember that pride month exists because of the inspirational fight against police brutality and for comprehensive justice led by Marsha P. Johnson, a Black, bisexual, trans woman. Social justice issues intersect across many lines including but not limited to race, class, religion, gender identity, sexuality, ability, and nationality. For more information about the LGBTQ+ community and gender identity, we urge you to explore the links, literature, and resources below to take action against bigotry and discrimination. 


The Stonewall Reader
Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More
All About Love
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women in Color
Sister Outsider
Borderlands La Frontera: The New Mestiza
Bad Feminist
We Should all be Feminists 
Transgender History: The Root’s of Today’s Revolution
Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability
The Importance of Gender Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth


Marsha’s Plate
Queer WOC
Inner Hoe Uprising
Still Processing
My Nonbinary Life
She They Gay
Hoodrat to Headwrap
The Read
Bad with Money
Disabililty After Dark
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Las Culturistas
Queer America Podcast


A Secret Love
Do I Sound Gay?
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
P.S. Burn This Letter Please
The Times of Harvey Milk
Visible: Out on Television
We Were Here



Support and Explore:
(movements, nonprofits, and organizations making a difference for the community).

Black and Pink
GLBT National Help Center
Trans Lifeline 
Center for Black Equity
Immigration Equality
The Trevor Project
Rest for Resistance
The Outwards Archive
Southern Fried Queer Pride 
Morris Home
Transgender Law Center 
Emergency Release Fund
Black Trans Travel Fund
For the Gworls
Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Program
SD Black Queer Housing 
Black AIDS Institute
Queer the Land
Black Trans Femmes in the Arts 
The BQI Collective 
The Okra Project 
Youth BreakOUT
Solutions Not Punishment Collective 
The Knights and Orchids Society
Transgender Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project 
The Homeless Black Trans Women Fund
Audre Lorde Project 
Human Rights Campaign