As we move forward into the season of Autumn, so many retailers thoughts are looking to a much needed festive season on the horizon, where people can pause, take a break from the metaphorical breathlessness of a year of change and uncertainty and reaffirm their core values of love and respect. Charities and voluntary sector organisations have seen their incomes drop during the lockdown and its aftermath, as people are made redundant and cope with a shrunken economy. So, LGBTQ people – whose interests in building a caring society are well documented – might well find themselves shopping from charities this year. If it's not on your radar yet, the BIG ISSUE SHOP is one such online retailer, giving all profits to the Big Issue Foundation and Magazine which work with the homeless across the UK and is one of the most celebrated street sold newspapers. For the avid shopper, they are exclusively selling a Caitlin Moran designed tote bag made ecologicaly soundly and bearing the legend “Not Now the Patriarchy – I'm Busy”. Could be something for the strong women in your life – mum, daughter or partner. Check out what else there is on offer at bigissueshop.com.