See below for some of our most frequently asked questions:
1. What is this shop?
The Little Gay Shop is a queer marketplace selling art, apparel, books, magazines and much more from exclusively queer artists!
2. Why a separate 18+ website?
Unfortunately, in order to sell what Shopify deems as "adult" products (those depicting nudity/sex) on our regular site, we would have had to use a 3rd party payment system and have had an 18+ age verification. It was going to cost us upwards of 5% total on ALL transactions (even those not depicting sex/nudity). In order to preserve our vision for the shop in making queer art accessible to all, and to not have to increase out prices, we created this alternative site so we could "remove" the questionable content from the main site.
3. What if I want something from both sites?
You will need to check out individually on each site. We know it is NOT the best or most efficient system. If you want to order something from both sites, give us a heads up and we can comp the shipping cost on one order and make sure you're only paying for what you want!
4. Is everything you sell created by a queer artist?
5. How do you source your work?
We find most of our artists through social media and through recommendations. Have an artist whose work you like? Email their work to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on their social @thelittlegayshop. We are always looking for more artists to carry and more perspectives and experiences to share.
6. Where are you located?
Our address is 828 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78702. We have a big ol' gay flag out front - you can't miss it!
7. What are your hours
Sunday: 9am - 6pm
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Stay While coffee open 9am - 3pm during store business hours
8. What are you doing to stop the spread of Covid-19?
We take the pandemic very seriously and we've put many systems in place to protect us and you! If you feel unsafe coming into the store, we offer curbside pickup or can schedule a private shopping appointment. We also ship anywhere in the US and Canada. Masks are mandatory to enter the store. We are wiping down common areas between customers and limiting to two customers in the space. If you have a larger group, please let us know ahead of time. We have multiple hand sanitizers and ask that you use some before entering the shop. We are trying to keep the door open as much as we can to ensure good air flow, but it's Texas and sometimes too hot.
9. Do you offer discreet packaging?
We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable ordering from us, so if you need us to package your order in unbranded, discreet packaging, please let us know! We are happy to! However, the credit card statement will still say The Little Gay Shop.
10. I'm buying a gift.
We would love to include a customer note or message if you're sending a gift to someone. Email us and we can coordinate a solution <3
11. How can we contact you?