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Derived from the Spanish word "querencia", which is a place where one feels safe and is able to be their most authentic self, Queerencia is an LGBTQ+ lifestyle brand that aims to be that for the queer community by empowering all people within it to embrace their true identity and express themselves boldly and proudly.
Queerencia is a Black & LGBTQ+ owned brand that merges queer history and culture with trendy products to better educate, influence, and encourage all types of queer people and allies of our community.
We strive to empower the LGBTQ+ community to embrace who they are and to show off their queer pride, while creating more accessibility to queer history and queer culture.
Our products allow all queer people and our allies to express their authentic selves no matter their identity, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. All of our apparel is in gender-neutral sizes, so anyone can wear any piece of clothing they want!
Everyone deserves to be treated equally, especially marginalized groups such as transgender people, women, and people of color. Equality is for all, not just some, and we provide unique outlets for people to express this core belief.
"Ever since I was a little kid I knew that I was different than everyone else around me. I had a high voice, a sassy walk, and an extreme obsession with female pop artists. Growing up in a small town in the Midwest in the early 2000s this behavior was not openly accepted. As I got older my brave and courageous attitude quickly shifted because I was shamed, bullied, and disciplined simply for being myself. I began to hide in the closet and camouflage myself to “fit in” with the crowd. Living life as an imposter became extremely exhausting and I knew something had to change. After moving away from home and finding my people my entire life changed. Feeling unconditionally loved and accepted by my LGBTQ+ Columbus community gave me the permission to flourish and find my passion, Queerencia. This company was created to educate, influence, and encourage all types of queer people to be bold and proud of who they are. Queerencia provides more accessibility to queer history and queer culture and it is my honor to give back and create the resources I wish I had when I was younger."
-Ty Collier, Founder
We may just be getting started, but we have a lot of exciting plans in the pipeline! Stay connected with us on social media or by email and keep your eyes out for awesome new designs, products, and more!