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Midtown Sacramento Shines with LGBTQIA+ Business Pride

June 6th, 2024

Pride month is here and we’re celebrating by spotlighting some of our favorite LGBTQIA+-owned and friendly Midtown businesses and Midtown Farmers Market vendors.

We believe Midtown Love is a verb – being in action to actively celebrate, include and proudly protect our fellow members – and we are so proud to celebrate and highlight our LGBTQIA+ business community.

From community resources to eclectic gift shops and lively bars, Midtown boasts a diverse selection of businesses, each contributing to our vibrant urban hub in Midtown. Read on to discover Midtown gems that make our district shine with LGBTQIA+ business pride!


1015 20th Street

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center

For more than 40 years, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center has worked to create a thriving LGBTQIA+ community, with health, wellness, and additional social resources. Check them out to learn about their events, groups, and programs.

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1616 F Street

Lavender Courtyard by Mutual Housing

Lavender Courtyard was designed to offer an affirming community for a diversity of people including Sacramento’s LGBTQIA+ seniors. The housing is nestled in the heart of Midtown and offers a spacious community room, onsite laundry, and a welcoming outdoor courtyard.

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1414 21st Street

Sacramento Lavender Library

Discover the Lavender Library, a volunteer-run LGBTQIA+ library, archive, and community space in Sacramento filled with queer books, films, archives, zines and more.

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2003 K Street

Badlands Sacramento

Sacramento’s premier gay and nightclub is always bringing the good vibes with non-stop parties, the best music, and of course spectacular drag performances.

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2000 K Street

Faces Sacramento

Find an unforgettable dance club experience at one of Sacramento’s most famous gay nightlife spots at Faces. Spend your night dancing in one of their three dance floor rooms or grab your friends to enjoy a RuPaul Drag Race All Star watch party inside the venue.

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2002 K Street

The Depot

Find some of your favorite Midtown bartenders at The Depot a down-to-earth gay bar featuring signature cocktails and great music.

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1930 K Street


Enjoy live music from the comfort of their VIP cabana, hit the dance floor, or on the first Thursday of each month, support local non-profits by participating in Drag Queen Bingo.

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2007 K Street

Roscoe’s Bar & Burgers

Roscoe’s Bar & Burgers is the perfect addition to the LGBTQIA+ friendly neighborhood with great food, and fun events like karaoke and drag brunch events.

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1928 L Street

The Mercantile Saloon

A Midtown Sacramento classic, the Merc is a local gay bar that is known for its strong drinks, good music, and chill vibe. Dance in their outdoor patio or play a pool game with friends inside. Remember to bring cash, as this a cash-only bar.

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2322 K Street

Pizzasaurus Rex

Celebrate PRIDE by enjoying pizza and competing in the always entertaining Drag Queen Bingo at Pizzasaurus Rex.

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1731 K Street

Strapping Store

Find gifts, novelties, home décor, and more at Strapping. This bright and joyful store exudes happiness and vibrancy. Owner Susan and their friendly team welcome anyone to browse their shelves and say hello.

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Midtown Farmers Market

The iconic Midtown Farmers Market takes place every Saturday in the heart of the Lavender District and features many LGBTQIA+ vendors. Meet them below, and make sure to show them some #MidtownLove this month and every month by supporting their business at the market.




Chad Fabulous Designs

Chad specializes in hand-embroidered towels, handkerchiefs, and a wide variety of handmade teddy Bears in many fabrics. Visitors can even order custom teddy bears. Chad will be featuring his PRIDE flag collection throughout the month of June at the Midtown Farmers Market.

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Hella Leaf

You can find Leah and Hella Leaf every weekend at the Midtown Farmers Market with her Succulent Bar where visitors can create their very own succulent arrangement. They offer landscaping, wedding supplies, party supplies, and so much more. Leah’s biggest goal as a small business owner is to educate and help others grow their green thumb.  

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Chef Céline Callejon started Épicée in 2020 creating a line of healthy, hand-crafted, small batch sauces to enhance meals. Her love for food and spice come together in her sauces and other épicée products. You can find Épicée’s hot sauce and “other hot stuff” at the Midtown Farmers Market and on shelves around Sacramento, including the Sacramento Food Co-Op.  

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Jon Stevenson

Jon specializes in recycled market bags, greeting cards, acrylic earrings, tees, baseball caps, and tassels for his bags. Sixty percent of Jon’s products are made locally in Sacramento, all designed by him!

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Mindful Jams

Mindful jams was born from Amber’s passion for good food and inability to find any locally made fresh jam. Mindful Jam’s jams and snacks are made in a home kitchen using ingredients that are thoughtful with no extras. Mindful Jams is at the Midtown Farmers Market every weekend with a variety of jam flavors, adding new and fun ones regularly! 

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Real Mojo Foods

2023 Street Food Sacramento grant recipient, Real Mojo Foods, embodies both local produce and ingredients, but also a combination of classic yet diverse flavor profiles in our products. Real Mojo Foods pickles are hand packed and produced in small batches using simple, fresh, and real ingredients that you know. You can find Real Mojo Foods at the Midtown Farmers Market every Saturday on the Street Food Sacramento Block of 20th Street between L and Capitol Ave.  

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The Chubby Cupboard

The Chubby Cupboard makes everything in small batches from their home kitchen in Sacramento, California. All their dried pasta is air-dried, and hand packaged, making every single bite a product of love.

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Puzz E Gata Jamaica (PCJ)

Puzz E Gata Jamaica (PGJ) is an artisan brew hibiscus flower tea steeped in the traditions of Mexico. At PGJ, they create unique blends based on two familiar flavors of Mexico: jalapeno and nopal. The brew process yields pounds of beautiful whole flower. Their product line includes: hibiscus butter, hibiscus simple syrup, hibiscus chamoy. They pride themselves in adhering to the tenet of “mis ancestros” that “nothing is wasted.”

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This month and every month we invite you to come and explore our district including the Lavender Heights neighborhood that is rich with LGBTQIA+ history. Bonus check out the iconic Midtown Farmers Market to support LGBTQIA+ vendors and find special PRIDE themed activities. Make sure to tag @exploremidtown on social media! To learn more about our commitment and efforts to cultivate diversity in Midtown check out our Diversity & Inclusion blog.