Our Story


Hi! I'm Quinn,

I am a very proud lesbian and owner/designer of Queen On The Scene Shop. 

Thank you for shopping my pride and joy!

I've created dope pins and gear that can be worn with PRIDE!

I hope you absolutely love them! After all, they were created for YOU!

Our Story:

I started Queen On The Scene in 2017 after I attended Minneapolis Pride Festival (TC Pride) and had a horrible experience with a vendor there.

I was PUMPED to find some rainbow gear (after all it’s pride right...who doesn’t want to be a glitter bomb)! 

I found the coolest pair of rainbow net hand accessories (like the one’s Madonna rocked in the 80’s) and I was PUMPED! 

As I checked out, I asked the person working if they were local and they promptly said ‘no.’ I said I liked their shop and the person working said, ‘thanks - pride festivals are good money makers for me.’ I couldn’t believe what I just heard! 

I should have stopped there, but I asked if their partner helped them run it (b/c it looks like a LOT of work and setup). They responded with a snarl, ‘we’re not gay.’ 

My heart sank. I left the booth feeling like I had been tricked. While I respect the fact that people can do business wherever and for whomever, I wanted better options for our beloved LGBT community. 

That’s when I decided to start ‘Queen On The Scene’ around 3 values: 

  1. Take pride knowing we are helping others express their pride. 
  2. Create with integrity using quality materials.  
  3. Be the reason for someone's smile today. 

We create 100% custom, authentic pins and gear for LGBT by LGBT. Pride for us happens year round, not just during the month of June. 

We also are obsessed with giving back. All purchases help us to offer custom pins (free or at cost) to our community individuals and LGBT-non profit organizations seeking fundraising opportunities. 

Thank you for supporting this crazy amazing dream with me!

Quinn <3 

Psst...looking for additional pride apparel? Visit our sister shop: Rainbow Rave