Autostraddle Raises $116,645 In 45 Days, What A Wonderful World!

We did it! 45 days, $116,645. I believe that’s nearly three times our initial goal! We were pretty excited yesterday and shared a lot of feelings with you, and now it’s over and we’re even MORE excited than we were the last time we told you about our excitement!


I bet you’re wondering what happens next after we all finish hyperventilating, crying and rubbing our eyeballs. Well, our second A-Camp fires up this week — fun timing! — so most of the team is gonna be on a mountaintop in Southern California from September 10th-17th. Don’t worry there will still be content and people here. Kristen will draw you pictures.

When we get back, we’ll get cracking on all that growing and changing stuff, and get in touch with all of y’all about fulfilling your perks — what you want, when you want it, where you want it, if you like it fast or slow, and so forth. There are like 1,800 of you weirdos out there who did what you had to do to help us as much as you could, thank you.

We’ll also be fulfilling all those promises we made, like printing the NSFW Sunday Coloring book, re-building the entire website and making a celesbian-studded music video which will feature Alex Vega getting a tattoo of tinkerbell on her ass!

yup, that ass

In conclusion: thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. We look forward to celebrating you from now until the apocalypse.

Watch this space.

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  1. I was definitely creepily refreshing that page in the last few hours, no lie. YAY AS. Thank you for existing. I was thinking about you the other day when contemplating how I’m going to try to continue to donate proportionately to my income when I actually start to make one (I typed make out initially hm). But OMG arithmetic. CAUSE IT’S THE AMERICAN DREAM AND MICHELLE OBAMA SAID SO AND YOU ALL INSPIRE ME. I might be high on the DNC convention recaps right now, AND THE FACT THAT RACHEL CAN NOW GET PAID. WHERE WILL THE ALL CAPS END I DON’T KNOW.

  2. Right back at ya! What a great way to end a great day!

    Well, it’s one in the morning here so on that wonderful note, I’m gonna go pass out.

  3. No worries lovelies. Thank you for doing all that you do. Also, Laneia, if I happened to a) live on the same vicinity as you and b) be super good with a comb and scissors, I’d give you free haircuts for life! It’s the least I could do- also, a great opportunity to hang out regularly also. CMON PEOPLE SOMEONE GET ON THIS PLEASE

    (though you may want to pick your hairdresser.. In which case I would wilfully contribute to a haircut fund. And if this so happens under the general ‘donations to Autostraddle’ fund, then by George I’ll have to keep doing that won’t I! Sure.)

    On a separate note, now that the super duper Queer Girl City Guides are going to be published, how long do I have to write one for Adelaide, South Australia?

    • Wait. Wait! Autostraddle raises $100k+ AND SOMEONE ELSE FROM ADELAIDE IS HERE?! I’ve spent the last however many years quietly depressed that no one will recognise my tote bag and give me the lesbian nod.


      • I sure am! Lovely to make your acquaintance!

        Also, when I’m not running around in Feast Youth Committee shirt, I plan to wear my You Do You shirt to some Crucial Queer Events this Feast Festival, so hopefully I will see you and you will see me

        And when this happens, I will not only nod but will make the ‘power of the clam’ symbol at you and we can possibly even do the scissor hands hi-five


  4. I am so new to this place that I literally have no idea what is going but, but I sense it’s good so congratulations.

  5. You guys, $116,645 is a lot of money. With $116,645 you could make the best website 116,645 times better, OR…

    You could get 583 of the most expensive mini geese. I hear they are excellent foragers, attentive parents and heavily muscled despite their small size. They come in various colors including white, splash, gray, belted, saddleback and auto-sexing.

    Laneia could get 2,332 haircuts from the lady who cuts my hair. (note: this does not include tip)

    You could buy 46,658 flannel shirts from a thrift store.

    You could buy 1,794 Jack Rabbit vibrators, but hurry because that’s a sale price.

    Rachel could go to 706 Red Sox home games and sit on the Green Monster.

    You could buy 1,458 pairs of Birkenstocks.

    Or you could buy 61,987 boxes of tissues to deal with all the feelings you’re having about Autostraddle raising $116,645.

  6. Whoa, my phone just freaked out. Anyway, I feel that someone far more talented than me should make a 12 Days of Christmas parody situation.

  7. Congratulations you guys – you rock!!! So glad you get to go to Camp now and celebrate!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3

  8. I keep looking at the Indiegogo page and it makes me smile. This is probably the most amazing fundraiser situation I have ever been a part of! The AS team deserves all the monies and haircuts and organic vegetables and new computers.

    I can’t wait for the new website!

  9. Mazel tov! It’s like your Bat Mitzvah, where you get money from people you barely know, throw a party, and become a woman. Or something.

  10. I am so so happy! You and the community you have created mean the world to me. A million congratulations. Best money I have ever spent.

  11. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!!!!

  12. This is awesome.
    There was a big fight at my work today and I was brought into it
    and I told someone not to use the words “You’re acting like a girl”
    in a negative way because it makes it sound like it’s a negative
    think to “act like a girl” and be a women. The dude she said it towards
    agreed with me and she told me to “shut the fuck up”. And I thought
    she was my friend. Hey if I can lose a few friends in the process of trying to make the world a better place by stopping people from equating
    being a woman with something negative.
    Long story short…this makes my day! So glad to be a part of this community.

    • Aw man talk about posting a comment without proofreading.
      What I was saying was if I can lose a few friends in the process of trying to make the world a better place by stopping people from equating
      being a woman with something negative than so be it! I’ll lose that friend.

  13. When I was a kid, I would watch spaces that said ‘watch this space’ for hours, thinking if I watched long enough, something would happen.

    Also congrats and stuff :D


      like…we watched this space all hopefully and it made more than $100,000. does that make sense? no but who cares. I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS

      • omg no that’s beautiful. You made something beautiful out of my half-irrelevant dumb little anecdote


  14. Congrats AS – so happy to have found this site this year and to have been a part of this. You have helped me more than you know with all of the laughter and the coolest community on net.

  15. I would do it all over again for Autostraddle – no ifs, no buts, no maybes. Congratulations to everybody. Cheers! <3

  16. i want to give everyone high fives!! i feel like the world is going to be a better place, even if it’s just by a little bit.

  17. Y’all helped me come out, and you give me daily laughs. The east I could do was donate 10 bucks. SO EXCITED FOR ALL THE NEWNESS.

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