Happy 10th Birthday Autostraddle!
Can you even?? Ten entire years?! A+ members, without you, truly not a single year of this would've been possible. So many of you have been here since the doors were opened, before A+ was even a concept. So many of you have brought your friends and future exes and straight family members and encouraged them to support queer independent media. So many of you have made donations, shared our work, supported each other in these comments and found each other offline. I'm EMOTIONAL about what we've all built here together, and if you think I won't have to stop working to cry about it at least 20 times today and maybe more this weekend, you're new here AND I WELCOME YOU WITH THESE OPEN ARMS.
This Ask Us Anything / Advice-a-Thon is our way of saying 🎉 thank you for everything! 🥳 We have 15+ Autostraddle team members ready to answer any and all of your questions over the next eight hours. All of my questions?? you say. CORRECT. Every one!
You Have Reached A+ Content!
This is one of the 3-4 posts we publish each month just for A+ members. Why? Well, because...
We Need Help
It's do or die for us now: our community-funded publication is facing serious budget shortfalls and increasing competition for talent and advertising from new corporate-owned LGBTQ+ media properties. 95% of our income comes from YOU, our readers. We just barely hit our goal of 3k members in 2018, and will need another 1,000 members in the next six months to make it through the summer!
Autostraddle Plus is a way for helpful readers like you to support the site for as little as $4 a month, and in return get a peek behind the curtain of Autostraddle with posts like this one. Best of all, you're helping us keep Autostraddle.com free for everybody — free of cost, free from pop-up and pre-roll advertisements, and also free from the inevitable compromises made by sites that cater to marketers, not readers.
A+ is a sustainable way for queer people and allies to opt into a system that financially supports other queer people, creating work that changes lives and impacts communities.
Make a lot of good people very happy: join A+ today!
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