Introducing: The A+ Membership Gift Pool! Let’s All Jump In!

A+ members asked us whether there was a way to contribute to a pool of A+ memberships that we could give away year round, and at long last, we’re so happy to tell you that this is it! Whether you’re someone who wants to give the gift of A+ to those who might not be able to afford a membership right now or pay for one for other reasons, or you’re someone who wants to claim a free, one-year gift membership, this is the page for you! As always, THANK YOU to our A+ Members for being active participants in this space that is Autostraddle and for asking for this program. We are so grateful for you! Go here to check it out!

How does it work?

People who want to contribute to the pool can give in $30 increments. These $30 increments are then transformed into Cobalt-Level A+ Memberships in our system and are given back out on a first in, first out basis to people who apply to receive them! The whole system is completely anonymous, too! We just have Cobalt memberships right now and $30 increments because it was a liiiiittle complicated to do it any other way. We’re honestly just glad we could make it happen! We hope you are, too!

How many are available?

As of the writing of this, there are 40 whole gift memberships in the pool!

Does this count toward the fundraiser goal?

Yes! Just like becoming an A+ member counts toward our goal, so does contributing to the A+ Gift Membership Pool!

Today, October 8 (LOL) is a great day for a pool party, don’t you think? Go to the A+ Gift Membership Pool and jump right in there!


We keep Autostraddle majority free-to-read, but it isn't free to create! We need YOU to sign up for A+ to help keep this indie queer media site funded. A+ membership starts at just $4/month or $30/year. If you can, will you join?

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Nicole Hall

Nicole 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 as well as aggressively gay and sometimes spooky fiction. They live in Pittsburgh with their partner, Sadie. They are also a gardener, project queer, witchy/wizardly human and BFF to a lovely senior rescue dog. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram as @nknhall.

Nicole has written 71 articles for us.

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