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Happy Pride! These Seattle-area businesses and people are proud to represent the LGBTQ+ community

Learn more about several Seattle-area LGBTQ+-owned businesses and members of the community! 🏳️‍🌈 #k5evening
Credit: Ascend Gymnastics / KING 5

As Pride Month comes to a close, we wanted to shine a light on people and businesses proud to represent the LGBTQ+ community year-round.

Come with us as we visit LGBTQ+-owned businesses and chat with people from the community!

You need to visit these three LGBTQ+-owned businesses in Seattle 

Laura Clise runs Intentionalist, an online directory and marketplace that makes it easy to find and support diverse small businesses in Washington and beyond. She picked out three awesome LGBTQ+-owned spots to check out in Seattle: Fulcrum Coffee/Fulcrum Cafe (Belltown), Footprint Wine Tap (Capitol Hill) and Marination ma kai (West Seattle).

RELATED: Three LGBTQ+-owned businesses in Seattle you need to visit

This auto repair shop is changing more than just oil

Repair Revolution is an auto-repair shop founded by Eli Allison. The shop is different. As some of the employees like to joke, they put the “gay” in “ga-rage”. It's especially friendly to the LGBTQ community but welcomes anyone with a car.

RELATED: Repair Revolution is changing more than just the oil

This Woodinville gymnastics facility seeks to create a safe space for athletes

Ascend Gymnastics in Woodinville didn't wait for Pride Month to express a symbol of acceptance and pride. When you walk through the doors two things catch your attention: The American Flag and the Pride Flag. 

RELATED: Woodinville gymnastics facility seeks to create a 'safe space' for athletes

Learn how Pride Week started

It's a statement and a celebration. But when Seattle Pride Week began back in 1974, it was also an act of courage. David Neth moved to Seattle around the same time and wanted to create an event worthy of his new city's potential.

RELATED: Seattle Pridefest started from humble beginnings

Mary Lambert was the key to completing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit song "Same Love"

Sometimes a song can change people's lives. And sometimes, one of those people is the singer.

In 2012, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis asked Mary Lambert to help complete the song, "Same Love." It became a hit and a gay rights anthem.

RELATED: Seattle's Mary Lambert climbs the music charts

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