Get Pumped: Our 14th Birthday A+ Ask-Us-Anything is on March 7th!

A+ members! It’s that time of year again…when we celebrate the fact that, against all odds, this experiment called Autostraddle has endured through another cycle around the sun. In other words, it’s our fourteenth birthday and we are going to celebrate with you! How do you celebrate, hm? Do you eat cake? Have special beverages? Put a cute costume on your dog or cat? Smash stuff? Light fires? Ask the Autostraddle team a bunch of questions you have been hanging onto in your lavender heart? All of the above? Well lucky for you, we’ve scheduled an A+ AMA!

When is the AMA?

March 7th, 2023 from 8am – 10pm EST / 5am – 7pm PST

But why is the AMA? Because as A+ members, you are the core reason this queer ship is still sailing. A+ members literally fund, just with A+ memberships, half of what we do — and between fundraisers, merch and affiliates, Autostraddle is majority reader-funded. Your support allows us to publish the kinds of articles that matter to our community, vapid celebrity fluff and deep personal essays, queer fashion and style and cultural criticism, and more. We can balance getting clicks with publishing pieces that won’t get as many views, but that really, really matter. AND we can pay queer and trans people to work and write for us. That’s what reader support does for us. That’s what you do for us and this community. So, let’s party in the comments, yeah?

What exactly does this celebration look like? It’s an AMA or, really it’s an Ask Us Anything with 23 whole gays to answer your questions. This is an all out, all day, send-us-your-most-heartfelt-or-most- untethered questions situation. (We might not be able to answer everything, but you can certainly ask.)

Here’s how it works:

On March 7th, this post will reappear behind the A+ paywall. Then, you will comment below with your questions, your advice needs, your burning desire to share, your quandaries about queer life, the universe, everything.

We, the editors and writers of Autostraddle, reply to your comment with our answers, our advice, our solutions or lack thereof. If you want a specific person to answer your question, include their name in the comment so we can “control F” and find those questions.

So who all’s gay here?

The following people will be around to answer your questions!

Riese Bernard
Carmen Phillips
Nico Hall
Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Laneia Jones
Anya Richkind
Heather Hogan
Viv Le
Em Win
shea martin
Niko Stratis
Stef Rubino
Valerie Anne
Sa’iyda Shabazz
Drew Gregory
Shelli Nicole
Nic Sam
Vanessa Friedman
Julie Gentile
Lily Alvarado
Darcy Cooper
A.Tony Jerome
Ashni Mehta

Not yet an A+ member? A+ members are truly the best and they get access to awesome bonuses like this very AMA happening next week — just saying — and it’s only $30 / year to join (unless you want me to mail you some goodies, then it’s more <3).

Will we see you next Tuesday?

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our AF+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining AF and supporting the people who make this queer media site possible?

Join AF+!


Nico Hall is Autostraddle's A+ and Fundraising Director, and has been fundraising and working in the arts and nonprofit sector for over a decade. They write nonfiction and personal essays and are currently at work on a queer fiction novel and podcasts. They live in Pittsburgh. Nico is also haunted. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram as @nknhall.

Nico has written 221 articles for us.


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