Serving the community since 1980.
Singer Donna Summer`s
“Hot Stuff " inspired our name.
Debuting on Broadway in Long Beach, we became Long Beach`s Premiere LGBT Queer + gift shop, carrying edgy greeting cards, gifts, novelties and accessories.
We are now one of the oldest LBGTQ+ retail establishments open to serve and support the community in our 42nd year.
We are so hot that on November 9, 2018 we burned up. An old electrical wire smoldered into a fire which closed us down for over a year. Nov, 16 2019 we reopened with a brand new shop. As we continue our retro look we are building up our cutting edge inventory. Here you find a unique world of shopping. We offer to you a variety of cards, gifts, and novelties. A place where you might sing a little, turn red a little, and laugh a lot… A bright, cheery spot where the essence of love comes through in many different ways.
A little dark history: During the holocaust, the Nazi's forced those labeled gay to wear inverted pink triangles and lesbians to wear black, to be treated as the lowest of the low in the concentration camp hierarchy. Later in the 1970's the pink triangle for gay men and black triangle for lesbians were adopted as a symbol protesting discrimination and also a way to identify one another. In 1980, when we were established we carried many items as we do today and have painted our entrance that serves as a reminder of what once was, to never be again.
During the 80's, the AIDs Epidemic hit our community fast and hard. Everyone around us was dying. It was labeled the gay disease and government was slow to act. Similar as today with COVID 19. Organizations such as Act Up and the Names Project AID's Memorial Quilt brought attention to our dying community and research finally begin. Hot Stuff participated, donated, and sponsored many of these community fundraising and awareness events. This was the beginning of a much needed Adult Novelty section. We advocated and promoted Safe Sex then and continue to do so today.
We have collectibles for the Hollywood Lovers.: “I love Lucy’, Betty Boop, and Marilyn” Super heroes: “Wonder Woman”, “Superman”, Marvel and DC. Fairies, and dragons and angels, “oh My”. bears and pigs and frogs, “no Lie.” Flags and stickers, Jewelry and hats. Candles, oils, essential and for massage, incense and burners too, Lubricants and novelties for just “the two of you”. Journals, tarot, and other things you can’t imagine what we have found.
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One year later. We reopened November 16, 2019 with a brand new shop. All the walls, ceiling and floor have been rebuilt. With our fushia pink walls and black floor and ceilings you'll just feel the happy inside. We are always bringing in new inventory so continue to check back often.
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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. If you live too far away we encourage you to call or email us. Thank you for your support.
2121 E Broadway Long Beach, CA 90803 US
11:00 am – 07:00 pm