Instead of preparing for doom, I can’t help myself from planning for the utmost beauty and enjoyment, for pleasure and laughter, for sharing stories and connections, regardless of whatever else is happening. Here are the near-future plans I’m inviting you to invest in with me on Autostraddle, during this final stretch of our fundraiser!
“Time to start the ‘I Got Jenny’ support group!”
You ALL came together to get us to $100,000 and we believe you can get us to $50,000 more. 79% of the donations that made $100,000 possible were $50 or less! We mean it when we say that this is an effort of everyone coming together and donating what they can to make a huge difference. Together, you and we are powerful. We can make change happen. Let’s never forget that.
Here are 6 ways to directly support your community with your government-issued stimulus check if you personally do not need $1200 right now.
How Nerdy are you? Where should you live? Are you an introvert or extrovert? What’s your love language?
Spin the Bottle does NOT fulfill social distancing guidelines but everything else is on the table; let’s get our Disney Princess sleeping bags out and get this STARTED.
The ears on that dog! The dog under those ears!
You’ve done so much for us, we want to do something for you, too — something fun and high-energy! So we’re bringing back last summer’s intensive and deeply fulfilling one-day fundraising flash sale!
Do you know?! Did you hear? WE MADE IT TO OUR MATCH GOAL! That means we’ve unlocked $23,000 in match funds. We’ve also reached a total of $76,217, which brings us 76% to our goal! Thank you. It’s because of you.
The time has come! We’re making a gallery!
Join Out at the J at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan virtually for our 2nd annual Queer Seder. The program will take place virtually. All are welcome, regardless of identity or religion.
“2020 has been full of unexpected plot twists but Mel and Sue teaming up as contract killers has got to be up there.”
In a time when digital resources and connection are more vital than ever — including workplaces that employ LGBTQ people sustainably — Autostraddle wants to not only keep our lights on, but ensure they’ll keep burning as brightly as possible.
Literally why not?
“I have never been as concerned about our community as I am to hear that pool sex came in 8th place instead of 1st.”
We made you a week-long virtual hangout space on Instagram because times are very tough. If you’re feeling alone right now, please come Shelter In Our Place for a little while.
“I’d facepalm, but I can’t touch my face.”
We don’t know the answers to most of our questions about COVID-19 and this specific moment in history. But we do know this: together, we can take care of each other. We have no other choice.
To honor and to uplift everyone who contributes so that Autostraddle can still be here, we are hosting a merch giveaway today, March 16th!