[Updated Post: we’ve recommitted to highlighting LGBTQ+ people in the coffee industry, so please comment below and we’ll reach out!]
Queers and coffee go together like rainbows and unicorns. And we know there are tons of queer baristas doing amazing work behind the counter and in their community. We want to hear from them!
Do you know of a queer barista who should be highlighted for how awesome they are? Then, by all means, put some comments below this post and tell your favorite LGBTQ+ caffeine slinger that they make your day. (Please, though, make sure you have the permission of said barista and/or you know they are out. If not, you can still share the love using a fictional name and location.)
Are YOU an LGBTQ+ barista who geeks out about lattes, pour overs, or intersectional politics? If so, we want to hear from you! Post your comments below too, telling us more about your coffee/queer involvement, and we may select you for an interview on our blog. Please keep in mind, though: we’re a teeny, tiny company, so we may not be able to respond to everyone right away.
Please share this post with any coffee queers you know. We want to show some love to the folks standing at the intersections of gender, sexual orientation, and coffee – three of our favorite things!