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AFFIRMING SHELBY SPOTS

Looking for queer-friendly spaces in and near Shelby, N.C.? This is a running list of places currently known to be openly affirming and welcoming to queer folk.

Cherryville, NC

35 years of extensive in-house and freelance print design experience and service. 840 Old Stubbs Road, Cherryville, NC 28021-9399

Shelby, NC

"We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned animals in Cleveland County and surrounding areas.

Volunteers who work year round to try to help and save animals at CCAC by rescuing through Cliffords, and working with rescues throughout the country.

It is staggering the number of animals that are taken in at Animal Control daily, we not only want to raise money to help them, we want to help educate people in our county to spay, neuter, vaccinate, microchip...and above all to adopt instead of shop."

Please visit our website for the dogs/puppies that are currently available for adoption. Once all vetting is complete and evaluations complete, they are posted. Link to our on line application is also on the website. We do on line application review, home visit and then meet and greet. We will travel up to two hours one way to facilitate home visits. We do not do virtual visits."

Shelby, NC

"A Renegade's Paradise | Rebellious, Refined, Revolutionary. Full scale salon & spa offering hair, esthetics, tattoos & piercings"

Insta: @almostheavensalonandspa

Foothills Farmer's Market, NC

"Milk Glass Pie is a small batch enterprise that makes old-fashioned pies from scratch. From the foothills of Western North Carolina, baker Keia Mastrianni works with the seasons and local landscape using the best ingredients grown or produced by farmers, millers, and friends in the region. 

Milk Glass Pie began in 2014 as a creative outlet and, frankly, a side hustle to a freelance writing career. What began as a small series of pop-ups grew into a bonafide business that aims to love people, love justice, build community, and make a damn fine pie."

Foothills Farmers Market 
126 W Marion St, Shelby, NC 28150
foothillsfarmersmarket.com
2021 Season, Saturdays from 8am - 12 pm 

"A small business dedicated to the beauty of art in all forms, including food, crafts, and education. Specializing in soy candles and wax melts."

Forest City, NC

We are a small town metaphysical shop located in beautiful downtown Forest City NC.

Etsy

I've always been creative, but I never thought I could turn a hobby into a side business in real life. When I was 12, I opened "Caroline's Crafts" for a summer while I was at my grandparents' most of the time. I handmade tons of doodads out of popsicle sticks and sold them primarily to family members. From coasters, to wall plaques and everything in between, it was all 100% handmade.

Now that I'm grown, married, in grad school, and have two fur babies, I'm hoping to start something small like Caroline's Crafts to bring joy to others and myself in this busy, crazy life. Welcome to Crafty with Caroline!

Shelby, NC

We are a custom gear company. We use the highest quality of materials. We take pride in making the best quality gear for the best price possible. Each piece is hand crafted just for you. 
We strive for body positivity and therefore we do not have sizes on most of our products. If your product doesn't have a size listed, we will email you a size chart to measure. This gives you the best fit and most comfortable gear on the market.

North Carolina

LGBTQ+ Hikers of North Carolina’s mission is create a safe space for LGBTQ+ hikers to connect, foster friendships, and share information about trails/waterfalls in our state.

Kings Mountain, NC

Thrift, Vintage, and Handmade Retail Store in Kings Mountain. Can host workshops and events.

Shelby, NC

Our Totally Free Clothes Store provides clothing free of charge to anyone who needs it, no questions asked.

Cleveland County, NC

For the most up to date information about resources available in your area simply call 2-1-1 from your phone or visit www.nc211.org

Shelby, NC

Phone: (313) 377-4473   

Email: paul@buktafinancial.com

Shelby, NC

"Bringing a unique and magical experience to our family of customers."

101 North Trade Street, Shelby, NC, United States, 28150

Phone: 704-524-8682
Email: htillett11@gmail.com

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