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LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses

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Nonprofits:

  1. The Transformation Project/ TPAN 
    Providing services and educations for Transgender South Dakotans & their families. TPAN is the legislative advocacy arm of the Transformation Project.
  2. Quilting Allies
    Our mission is to uplift and embrace the most at-risk members of our communities
  3. SEPSA: Sioux Empire Pride Sports Association
    Sioux Empire Pride Sports Association, (SEPSA) was created as a safe place for LGBT+ to join together in recreational and competitive sports.  Currently, we are getting the association established with softball, cornhole, and bowling leagues. The association was created to be an umbrella for LGBT+ leagues. There are plans to add additional leagues in the future like volleyball (in and outdoor), pool, darts, kickball, etc. If you have an idea for a league please contact us.
  4. Equality South Dakota
    Equality South Dakota consists of three separate arms that work in concert to meet a shared mission. Equality South Dakota Institute is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that works statewide to win equality in the communities we call home. We meet our mission through education and community partnerships at the local level. From Sioux Falls to Rapid City, Equality South Dakota members and supporters are on the frontlines of pushing equality forward in the state.
  5. Justice Through Empowerment Network
    Everyone deserves access to safe, legal abortion care regardless of their location, income, or life situation.
    JEN is here to provide financial and emotional support to patients seeking abortion and family planning services in South Dakota.
  6. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention South Dakota
    The work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.
  7. Minnehaha County Democratic Party 
    The MCDP believes that government at every level should work for the people. Core values guide our Democratic values – affordable, accessible health care, strong schools, and an economy that works for all people. We lead the fight for working families. 
    Find the South Dakota Democratic Party issues platform here. 
  8. SE Prevention Resource Center at Volunteers of America, Dakotas 

    Volunteers of America Dakotas - Prevention Resource Center (PRC) dedicates its efforts to the following:

    • Creating safe families, schools, and communities
    • Preventing the misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  9. The Helpline Center 
    The mission of the Helpline Center is making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day. We fulfill our mission through the following core service areas:
    211 Helpline
    Volunteer Connections
    Suicide and Crisis Support
  10. League of Women Voters of South Dakota 
    The purpose of the LWVSF is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government and to act on selected governmental issues.
  11. South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault 
    The Network is a state-level non-profit agency comprised of caring people dealing with the concerns of domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Our member programs employ and support individuals of all racial, social, religious and economic groups, ages, abilities, and lifestyles. Rural, urban and tribal areas are proudly represented. The Network believes that the abuse of power in society fosters domestic violence, rape, gender inequality, racism, and poverty by perpetuating conditions in which certain groups benefit from the domination of others.
  12. Boys & Girls Club Sioux Empire 
    The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire is to nurture, educate and enrich children and youth for lifelong success.
  13. The Movement Sioux Falls 
    The purpose of The Movement Sioux Falls is to provide civil and social advocacy, education, and outreach for local communities with a targeted focus on historically disadvantaged populations. 
  14. SD Urban Indian Health 
    SDUIH operates two full-time medical/behavioral health clinics in South Dakota, one located in Pierre (PI) and one located in Sioux Falls (SF). 
  15. The Compass Center Sioux Falls 
    The Compass Center provides crisis intervention, counseling, and advocacy to children, adolescents, and adults (both male and female) who are survivors of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and human trafficking/sexual exploitation. All survivor services are free and confidential, and the organization does not discriminate on any basis.
  16. Embe Sioux Falls 
    EmBe’s beginnings are rooted in meetings in 1921 that formed the YWCA in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The vision to serve women and families has remained strong, empowering people to create lives of meaning and purpose, creating a community that serves everyone well.

Pet Products & Services

  1. Sew Doggy Boutique 
    Reversible over the collar bandanas and heavy duty collars for your fur baby that are comfortable, yet stylish!
  2. Lucky Pup Adventures 
    We have been professional pet sitters since starting Lucky Pup Adventures in 2013. We are committed to helping our clients throughout the life of their pet with support, community, education, and more. Our network of professionals means our clients can always find help with a trusted and knowledgeable expert.
  3. Sioux Empire Pit Rescue
    Sioux Empire Pit Rescue is a bully breed rescue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We do not have a shelter or facility. Our adopt-a-bull dogs enjoy life as a loved family member, learning how to be a wonderful addition to their future forever home.
  4. Paws Pet Resort 
    Our facility offers overnight stays, services like swimming and grooming plus care designed to maximize your pets experience. Our mission is to be a blessing to the pets we serve, our employees and those in the world around us. A portion of all proceed are donated to mission partners around the world.

Restaurants/Bars

  1. Club David
  2. Covert Artisan Ales & Cellars
  3. Blarney Stone
  4. Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen
  5. The Carpenter Bar
  6. The Treasury
  7. Full Circle Book Co-op
  8. Granite City
  9. Icon Event Hall + Lounge
  10. Ruby Tuesday
  11. Pizza Rev
  12. JL Beers
  13. Lucky’s
  14. MacKenzie River
  15. Parker’s Bistro
  16. PAve
  17. Queen City Bakery
  18. Remedy Brewing Company
  19. TopHat
  20. Breaking Burrito
  21. Boki Gelato
  22. Sanaa's Gourmet Mediterranean

Local Retail/Specialty Stores

  1. Amare Ari 
  2. Amazing Space
  3. Annabelles Adult Supercenter
  4. Olivia’s
  5. Primp Boutique
  6. Dakota Lettering/Dakota Sports
  7. The Neighbor Kid
  8. Pegasus of SD
  9. Posh Boutique
  10. Sioux Empire Travel (specializes in LGBTQ weddings!)
  11. Terra Shepherd Boutique & Apothecary 
  12. Vishnu Bunny Tattoo
  13. Zandbros
  14. Dream Getaways
  15. Exclusively Wired
  16. Flowers by Lolikka
  17. Full Circle Book Co-op
  18. Sweetgrass Soapery
  19. Styles Plus/Becky's Closet
  20. Kari's Kreations
  21. Howie's Floral
  22. Pure Romance by Tammy Logan
  23. In Flower
  24. Queen on the Scene
  25. Brushy Creek Gifts
  26. Laura's Curios
  27. Rug & Relic
  28. Sticks & Steel
  29. Game Chest

Arts/Creative Industry

  1. Post Pilgrim Gallery-J. White
    1. Art buying link: https://www.facebook.com/postpilgrimartgallery/
  2. The Goodnight Theatre Collective
  3. Luke Larsen Photography
  4. Pasque Creative
  5. Redheads Photo Booth 
  6. Shalista Photography
  7. SiouxperCon
  8. The Storyteller Media Photo + Video 
  9. Washington Pavilion
  10. The State Theatre
  11. Art with Anndell Henna
  12. Adrian's Anomalies
  13. Funk Ceramics
  14. Legacy Entertainment Co.
  15. Herb N Legend
  16. Levitt at the Falls
  17. Falls Technology Group, LLC
    Web Design & Hosting
    https://www.fallstech.group

    Fitness Centers & Sports

    1. OrangeTheory Fitness
      Orangetheory is a heart-rate based HIIT total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. It’s designed to charge your metabolism for MORE caloric afterburn, MORE results, and MORE confidence, all to deliver you MORE LIFE. Orangetheory is more than a gym because the work you do here in our studio will make all the difference out there in your world.
    2. Frontier Climbing & Fitness 
      We all have something we are working towards. Whether you live and breathe fitness, or are just beginning your journey to a healthier place, we have to start somewhere. At Frontier, we welcome all walks of life and challenge them to be the best version of themselves. To many, it can seem daunting at first. It can be difficult: kickstarting that workout routine you’ve been planning, or trying something new that scares you.
    3. SEPSA (Sioux Empire Pride Sports Assn.) 
      Sioux Empire Pride Sports Association, (SEPSA) was created and founded in 2020. The founder, who is also our current president, enjoyed playing softball in the Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League (TCGSL) in Minneapolis for 7 seasons. He really missed playing the game and the atmosphere on the fields with good friends coming together for an afternoon of softball.
      SEPSA is a safe place for the LGBTQIA2S+ community to join together in recreational and competitive sports. Currently, we established five sports leagues, Softball, Cornhole, Roller Derby, and Fall Ball.
    4. Coast2Coast Fitness 
      Coast 2 Coast Group Training is an intense total body workout training program designed to take your body to uncharted territory. Using a variety of Functional Training methods we aim to keep your training sessions safe, competitive, challenging, and fun.

     

    Mental Health & Wellness Centers

    1. Integrative Wellness 
      We Offer Professional Therapy For:
      Depression, Addiction, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Geriatrics, Play Therapy, Parenting, ADD/ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Divorce, Custody, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma and Abuse, Family of Origin, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
    2. Kimberly Keiser and Associates 
      Kimberly Keiser & Associates is an outpatient mental health clinic and educational center providing both client and provider services. Our experienced, licensed and credentialed providers offer comprehensive mental health services with specializations in sex therapy, trauma therapy, and couples counseling. Our clinical resource team provides clinical supervision, consultation, and sexuality education for healthcare professionals and organizations.
    3. New Idea Counseling 
      New Idea Counseling is a confidential environment where you can discover your resilience and embrace your life with confidence. Dr. Dilenschneider has doctoral level, specialty training in: Transgender / Gender Diverse Health, LGBTQ+ Issues, High-functioning Autism / Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression
    4. Thrive After Birth (postpartum support) 
      I’M Shannon Ward, BS, CPD, CNPE, BU Facilitator
      I am Certified by CAPPA as a Postpartum Doula and a New Parent Educator, and by Becoming Us as a Before and After Baby programs Facilitator! I can run errands for you and am also happy to help with meal prep! It would be my pleasure to help you Parent with Confidence!
      Serving Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the surrounding areas.
    5. Balanced Life Chiropractic 
      At Balanced Life Chiropractic, our mission is to serve the families of the Sioux Falls area with expert chiropractic care. Our health is our greatest asset. When we don’t have it, we cannot fully pursue our passions and live life to the fullest. In our office, we strive to create an environment of hope, love, and healing. We want to empower individuals to take control of their health and to build healthier communities for ourselves and the generations to come.
    6. Planned Parenthood 
      Between our trained sexual health educators or chat bot, we can answer your questions about your sexual health whenever you have them. And they are free and confidential.
    7. Sioux Falls Veterans' Hospital 
      At VA Sioux Falls Health Care System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Find a health facility near you, and manage your health online. Sign up for community events and updates.
    8. Nicole Cauwels, DDS (Designer Dentistry & Smiles)
      Next to my family, my biggest passion is dentistry. I spend countless hours traveling to partake in the best continuing education courses I can. In particular, I enjoy orthodontics, TMJ treatments and restorative dentistry. A newly emerging area of dentistry that I have been learning about is treatment for sleep apnea. I love that I can offer solutions through dentistry that not only enhances people’s smile but also enhances their total body health and wellness.
    9. Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine; Dr. Donella Herman 

      When you need care for sprains, strains, breaks, joint pain or concussions, we’re here to help. We diagnose and treat a variety of orthopedic conditions.

    10. Alexander Therapy & Consulting, PLLC 
      Sex Therapist, Sexuality Educator, Consultant and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    11. Tina Harp Counseling 
      I have experience in dealing with a many diverse concerns. I have helped individuals and families deal with the grief that can accompany a new diagnosis of a mental illness. Throughout my career, I have worked with individuals suffering from severe trauma and worked with these individuals on learning to re-build their lives. I also have extensive experience in working with personality disorders, mainly borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder.
      My licensure includes Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health (LPC-MH) and Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). Both of these licenses are through the state of South Dakota. I am also trained in EMDR.
    12. Evenson Counseling 
      Evenson Counseling is a Positive, Inclusive and Caring counseling practice providing comprehensive mental health services for individuals and couples. Our therapeutic setting encompasses a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you are free to discuss personal aspects of your life that are troubling you and to create solutions. We provide opportunities for you to see yourself and your relationships in new, empowering ways. By fully engaging in the therapeutic process, you will be able to process experiences and emotions, learn, and grow. We provide a safe space to discover the knowledge and tools that enable you to make desired changes and improve how you view yourself, your relationships, and your life situations.
      Because we understand that choosing a counselor depends on feeling an authentic connection, we offer a free 30-minute consultation. Schedule your consultation today and find out if Evenson Counseling is right for you.
    13. Zap That Electrolysis, LLC 
      Here at Zap That Electrolysis, we provide permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method, and recommended by physicians. We welcome all ages, genders and identities. My goal is to cater to the LGBTQ community and their needs. My office is a safe, non-judgmental, private area to bring the most comfort.
    14. Massage by Derik @ The Bodywork Co-op 
      I’m a licensed massage therapist in Sioux Falls with 10 years experience. I specialize in deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point therapy, acupressure and Swedish massage. I also offer cupping therapy, hot stone, bamboo and cbd oil massage. My availability is Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

    Churches

    1. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Sioux Falls 
    2. First Congregational Church
    3. Church on the Street
    4. Spirit of Peace UCC
    5. Peace Lutheran Church, ELCA of Sioux Falls
    6. South Dakota Lutherans for Full Participation
    7. LSS of SD
      Lutheran Social Services is a social ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As such, we believe that God’s love compels us to serve and to value all people. Our core values are grounded by our faith in God—they guide our hands and feet, our hearts and words as we serve our neighbors as God intended. Our core values guide our work with the people we serve and those who serve them.

      Banks/Financial Institutions

      1. Capital One
      2. Citi Bank
      3. Esurance
      4. Sunrise Banks
      5. Wells Fargo

      Big Business

      1. Costco
      2. Michaels Craft stores
      3. Midco
      4. Sephora (In the Empire Mall)
      5. Siouxland Libraries
      6. Starbucks
      7. Target