LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses
East River Legal Services
East River Legal Services (ERLS) exists to better the lives of the over 52,000 people living in poverty in eastern South Dakota. We offer free legal services to our communities Veterans, older Americans (60+), people with disabilities, victims of crime, and all those facing financial insecurity. We are committed to the belief that being poor or at risk does not make you less, that equal access to our courts is an essential part of justice, and equal justice is a universal right.
335 N. Main Ave., Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Office: (605) 336-9230
Toll Free: 1-800-952-3015
The Transformation Project/ TPAN
Providing services and educations for Transgender South Dakotans & their families. TPAN is the legislative advocacy arm of the Transformation Project.
Our mission is to uplift and embrace the most at-risk members of our communities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Suicide and Crisis Support
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Pegasus of SD
605-951-6584 | Visit me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/
Joann Messersmith (she/her), Broker & Owner of Pegasus of SD, a South Dakota Real Estate Firm, specializing in rentals.
- Hadass Negi, Exit Realty
605-728-2519 | exitisgreat.com/hadass-negi | Hadass@EXITisGreat.com
The process of buying and selling a home is the biggest investment in most people’s lives. It’s my job to make that process easier. My name is Hadass Negi and I work with clients in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area including Brandon, Hartford, Brookings, Beresford, Yankton, Lennox, Madison and surrounding areas.
Pet Products & Services
Sew Doggy Boutique
Reversible over the collar bandanas and heavy duty collars for your fur baby that are comfortable, yet stylish!
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.
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.
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.
Financial Planners & Advisors
- Maggie Fitzgibbons, CFP® | Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
2101 West 41st Street Suite 22 (Western Mall)
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
- Behai Nguyen | Agent for New York Life Insurance Company
5101 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 200, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Cell: 763-439-3775 | Office: 605-373-1400
- Hunter Hill, Colonial Life Insurance
Insurance Producer helping businesses and employees get affordable voluntary benefits and free wellness programs.
Cell: 907-957-6566 | Hunter.hill@coloniallifesales.
- Club David
- Covert Artisan Ales & Cellars
- Blarney Stone
- Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen
- The Carpenter Bar
- The Treasury
- Full Circle Book Co-op
- Granite City
- Icon Event Hall + Lounge
- Ruby Tuesday
- Pizza Rev
- JL Beers
- MacKenzie River
- Parker’s Bistro
- Queen City Bakery
- Remedy Brewing Company
- Breaking Burrito
- Boki Gelato
- Sanaa's Gourmet Mediterranean
Local Retail/Specialty Stores
- Amare Ari
- Amazing Space
- Annabelles Adult Supercenter
- Primp Boutique
- Dakota Lettering/Dakota Sports
- The Neighbor Kid
- Posh Boutique
- Sioux Empire Travel (specializes in LGBTQ weddings!)
- Terra Shepherd Boutique & Apothecary
- Vishnu Bunny Tattoo
- Dream Getaways
- Exclusively Wired
- Flowers by Lolikka
- Full Circle Book Co-op
- Sweetgrass Soapery
- Styles Plus/Becky's Closet
- Kari's Kreations
- Howie's Floral
- Pure Romance by Tammy Logan
- In Flower
- Queen on the Scene
Snarky queer enamel pins, bulk custom pins, and more!
- Brushy Creek Gifts
- Laura's Curios
- Rug & Relic
- Sticks & Steel
- Game Chest
Brandy's Custom Cakeryphone# 605-360-1949Located at 235 N Main Ave, Parker, SD 57053@brandyscustomcakery on Instagram
- Looks By Madi Eli
I offer a wide variety of services from facials, waxing, lashes, microblading.
Instagram and Facebook is @LooksbymadieliBooking website is looksbymadieli.glossgenius.com
Arts/Creative Industry & Services
- Post Pilgrim Gallery-J. White
- Art buying link: https://www.facebook.com/postpilgrimartgallery/
- The Goodnight Theatre Collective
- Luke Larsen Photography
- Pasque Creative
- Redheads Photo Booth
- Shalista Photography
- The Storyteller Media Photo + Video
- Washington Pavilion
- The State Theatre
- Art with Anndell Henna
- Adrian's Anomalies
- Funk Ceramics
- Legacy Entertainment Co.
- Herb N Legend
- Levitt at the Falls
Falls Technology Group, LLC
Web Design & Hosting
Spanish with Caiden
Spanish with Caiden is an online, queer-run Spanish school. I teach sliding-scale, group classes for adults of all levels. Classes start four times per year and several different levels are offered each quarter. I have placement tests to help you decide which class to take and all class materials are included with tuition. Please check out my website above or email email@example.com with any questions you may have. Hope to see you in class soon!
- Midnight Spark Permanent Jewelry www.midnight-spark.com
Fitness Centers & Sports
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Alexander Therapy & Consulting, PLLC
Sex Therapist, Sexuality Educator, Consultant and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Milan Laser Hair Removal
Milan Laser Hair Removal’s a proud ally to the LGBTQ+ community. They’re the nation’s leading laser hair removal company, committed to treating clients with respect and providing a safe environment.
Catlett Counseling, LLC
Jordan (they/them) has been passionate about serving survivors of trauma for years. Their career has led them to work with people experiencing domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Jordan is especially driven to improve inclusion and care for LGBTQIA2S+ people, which their LLC is devoted to. They have advised on sexual violence prevention projects, programming boards, facilitated programming at retreats and camps, and worked directly with youth who have disclosed victimization.
- Heather Casper-McLay, DNP, ANP-C, AOCNP
"I'm passionate about providing care to the whole patient and in providing services to meet people wherever they may be in their journey. "
Scheduling Portal: wellnesscollectivesd.janeapp.com
- Balance Point, LLC | www.balancepointsd.com
3508 S. Minnesota Ave STE 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Balance Point is a collaborative space to challenge life’s ups and downs. A space to discuss. A space to process. A space to grieve. A space to celebrate. As a mental health collective, we provide individual, couple, and family therapy services to best suit your needs. In the midst of life’s disruptions, let’s seek your Balance Point.
- Ian Stromberg, MSEd, LPC
Sioux Falls Psychological Services
605.334.2696 | www.offermehope.com
Ian (he/him) provides affirmative therapy to members of the LGBTQ+ community. As a queer man himself, he brings a unique level of understanding to his clients, enabling him to connect at a deeper level and offer effective treatment tailored to their unique needs. He fosters a safe and supportive space where clients can freely express themselves, fearlessly explore their identities, and actively work towards achieving their goals.
Houses of Worship
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Sioux Falls
UUs know that religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. We are out to change that.
All Souls is a welcoming, open and affirming congregation, a place where people of all races, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender expressions are welcome to come just as they are. In 2010, members of All Souls voted to become an official Welcoming Congregation. The All Souls sanctuary is available for weddings and civil union ceremonies.
- First Congregational Church
Open & Affirming (ONA) means that a congregation expresses its welcome, inclusion, and full acceptance of persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ+).
In March 2011, First Congregational Church officially became an ONA church.
In June 2021, the congregation of First Congregational Church participated in an unanimous vote to reaffirm our status as an Open & Affirming congregation.
Church on the Street
Although we are a Church without walls, we are sturdy. Church on the Street moves to suit the needs of the people. After all, the people are the Church. As we are out on the streets sharing the Good News, we feel so much support from the Greater Church of the ELCA and local congregations who are asking why, spreading the word, and inviting their congregations to be a part of this powerful Ministry.
As Church on the Street is a Synodically Authorized Worshiping Community (SAWC) of the ELCA, we will continue to carry out Christ’s Great Commission by reaching out to ALL people to bring them to faith in Christ. Please, take a moment, say a prayer, answer your own WHY and then join us in this amazing Ministry!
Spirit of Peace UCC
Spirit of Peace UCC is a progressive, diverse, inclusive community that explores faith to inspire compassionate living.
Open and Affirming Statement (ONA)
We, the members of Spirit of Peace of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United Church of Christ understand that faith is a matter of mind as well as heart, and that taking the Bible seriously means it cannot always be taken literally. We understand that God’s love embraces all persons equally, no matter their gender, race, or sexual identity, including sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. We believe that Christ calls us to be nothing less than global citizens, that the social expression of love is justice, and that spiritual concerns are inseparable from commitment to the natural world. We invite everyone to join us in exploring the many ways that God is still speaking. No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!
Peace Lutheran Church, ELCA of Sioux Falls
Peace Lutheran Church began a ministry of Word and Sacrament on the west side of Sioux Falls in 1965. Since then, it has grown to a congregation of over 4,300 people. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), with over 3.6 million members and 9,300 churches across the United States. We are a Confessional church, with roots growing out of the 16th century Reformation. Lutherans hold to the basic principles of theology and practice espoused by Martin Luther.
South Dakota Lutherans for Full Participation
Since 1974, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community.
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.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhysical Address: 523 W 14th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57104Mailing Address: PO Box 756 Sioux Falls, SD 57101Phone Number: 605-338-5454We are an inclusive and vibrant Jewish Community here in Sioux Falls and have been the heart and light for Jews in South Dakota for over 100 years! As a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, Mt. Zion is a safe space for our LGBTQ+ Two Spirit friends.