In Which We Announce The Lucky Winners Of the September A-Camp Raffle!

On Thursday we announced that having surpassed $80K in our Fundraising Challenge For Life, we’d be raffling off two camperships for September A-Camp (Sep 12-16, Angelus Oaks, CA). That’s really super soon, which means that Zeller A and Amelia D have a lot of planning to do!









Oh and since we’re all here and I’m using 36-point font because it’s Saturday and nobody can stop me, you should know that one very lucky human being purchased the $5,000 “Be an A-Camp VIP” perk and her name is Jill and she comes from the tiniest little town in the entire universe! She’s gonna have the best time in the history of time.




There are less than two weeks left in the campaign, so you should probably donate now in case you forget later, just to be safe. There are just so many amazing things you could get. Look at Zeller and Jill and Amelia, they are the happiest clams in the entire universe.

this is you on a boat

You know why you should have this, dearest Zeller and darlingest Amelia and bestest Jill?

because this

Sidenote: Due to the incredible loveliness of truly delightful last-minute cancellations, there are still camp spots open (and no waitlist) if you’re able to pay your tuition in its entirety up front, just drop me an email (riese [at] autostraddle [dot] com) and we can work it out!

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Riese is the 40-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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