In the second half of June, during an especially exhausting Pride month, we decided to do something we really hadn’t done before — hold a member drive during Pride! If you’ve been with us through the past eighteen months, you know that it hasn’t been easy to keep this place around. But thanks to reader support, thanks to a group of people like you, we’ve been able to keep independent queer media here for you, for us, and for the people who need this space.
Where We Were
When we started this drive, it was on the heels of a fundraiser that was intended to keep us going through July. Thanks to the over 700 people who joined A+ during the fundraiser, our little community of A+ members grew to 6,100 good, gay folks. We are incredibly grateful for the time this fundraiser bought us. We’re grateful for what we’re still able to do with this time, like work on the site structure, our SEO, more.
Where We Are
THANK YOU to everyone who signed up during the drive. As of writing this, we’ve crested 6,500 A+ members! We’ve never been here before, and we have our community to thank. What does this mean? It means a bit more financial stability, it means a foundation on which we can build that is growing ever more steady by the day. It means we can look toward new hires, more help. We can continue to steer this queer ship toward calmer waters. We’ve been through a lot together, but we’ve also gotten through together. We’re still here, 100% gay, 365 — and we are so excited for what’s to come!!
Thank you for putting up with our pop-up’s! Thank you for reading our A Day of Work series (which I found FASCINATING). We saw you people who bought gift memberships! You rock! We’re blown away by the people who hosted Twitter A+ giveaways. And as always, it was a delight to connect with folks on our Discord Server. Just, thank you for being there through the whole process.
Did you join during the drive? Are you an A+ member? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Thank you for being here. We’re looking forward to what we’ll be able to do in July! Let’s gooo!!!