There are many lists and places where you can find organizations serving the specific needs of lesbians and women. Here are some lesser known women’s enterprises of note. I’m happy to learn of other places – just drop me a line or make a comment.
Feminist / Lesbian: This is the most recent list I can find (from 2014). If there’s something more recent, please let me know!
Features about my beloved one true Amazon Bookstore (1970 – 2012) – Minneapolis, MN. I worked in and was one of the cooperative owners of the store from 1992-2002.
- Amazon Feminist Bookstore, by Stewart Van Cleve in Historyaplois, March 2014
- The REAL Amazon Bookstore – OUTnorth Video, Oct. 16, 2017
- When Amazon Went to War with Lesbians, by June Thomas in Slate, Oct. 21, 2013
The Stuff of Herstory: Original Amazon Bookstore to Close, by Amy Goetzman in MinnPost, June 5, 2008
- Battle of the Amazons, by
Training and Education
Together We Bake, Washington, DC Metro area – Their mission is provide a comprehensive workforce training and personal development program that will allow women to develop self confidence, transferable workforce skills, and invaluable hands-on experience, which will allow them to find sustainable employment and move toward self sufficiency.
WE LEARN (Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network) – This was an organization that I founded in 2003. I passed it along to the current board in 2013. Their mission: WE LEARN is a community promoting women’s literacy as a tool that fosters empowerment and equity for women.