We had the good fortune of connecting with Maja Liv Groves and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maja, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Queers to the Front started out of frustration after coming out as a trans woman in the music scene. I faced loads of discrimination, being made fun of, getting sexually assaulted. I didn’t feel safe and comfortable anymore in the same venues that felt like home before. I wanted to do something to make this process easier for trans and other marginalized people coming after me, and so i had the idea of starting this company. And now we’re here…
What should our readers know about your business?
What sets Queers to the Front apart is the focus on giving spotlight to marginalized artists, and the set of ethics around accessibility, diversity, and leftist radical politics that the company is deeply rooted in. I am most proud of having been able to bring this company back from absolute zero after the Covid pandemic completely put the company into indefinite hiatus.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Queers to the Front is not really rooted in one city or area.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me. I literally learned about the existence of transgender people from her coming out back then. She continues to inspire me to this day.
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