Round up all your straights and let them know it’s time to put their money where their mouth is!
Last time we thought a few dozen people might show up, and actually nearly 500 people showed up, so! Let’s go again!
We’re going to be 12, we’re fundraising and we are celebrating your life-affirming, mind-blowing support with a giveaway, AMA and more!
I haven’t written anything really real in years; I barely remember how.
Heather Hogan noticed that I had taken up permanent residence in the comments of “Boobs on Your Tube” every Friday, basically writing recaps of my own (I felt lost, Autostraddle was my port in the storm). Heather asked if I had ever considered writing about television as a career. She said, “We can pay you. Not as much as we’d like to, but we’ll find the money. Is that something you’d be into?”
I wrote back, “That is something that I would VERY MUCH be into! In fact, I hope it’s not too unprofessional to say that I would love it with all of my heart.”
We live in a time when you can see yourself reflected in all kinds of media, from all kinds of corporations, who never liked to talk about us before. But when you click on those things, you are giving people money who are not part of our community.
Please let me regale you with enthusiastic product descriptions and beautiful graphics! It’s time to get your fundraiser merch!
Not to be one of those divorced people who makes everything about their divorce!, but getting divorced will really teach you that nothing about making something “real” or deciding you’re all in makes it any more secure.
We’re not the only independent media outlet out there, but we think there is one thing we all have in common — and that’s that reader support is the absolute only way for indie media to survive.
In 2012, a Condé Nast website called style.com published an article with the headline: “IS LESBIAN CHIC HERE TO STAY?” In this thrilling piece of supposed journalism, the writer remarked, “Lesbians! They’re everywhere.”
I was hustling to make life work as a freelance writer and graphic designer and workshop presenter (and, like, food delivery person and countless other gigs) in an increasingly treacherous digital media landscape.
You may have noticed we’re fundraising again! We’re here to tell you about what we’ve done with your support since our last fundraiser, and what we’re planning to accomplish if we continue to survive thanks to your support.
From 6am PST February 13 – 8pm PST February 14, we’re hosting an A+ Member Only Discord Server with channels for (maybe) meeting dates, meeting internet friends, or just sharing photos of your houseplants and adorable animal companions.
1. Come out to my family. 2. Buy a plane ticket anywhere.
Autostraddle is one of very few queer media outlets or publications still around in 2021 (though we’re always thrilled to see new ones join us!). And considering, you know, everything, we very well might not be around someday. But we’re hoping that with the support of our community, we’ll be able to say: NOT TODAY, SATAN! We’re going to stick this one out, with a little help. Okay? Okay.
Here are updates to our current financial situation. Still, the essentials of everything we said in August 2020 are still true. Fundraising is a part of our business model!
We’re very serious gay professionals.
You, our community, raised $118,000 for Autostraddle, for independent queer media, for our vision and goals for the future. And we want to celebrate YOU!
Y’all aren’t f*cking around — we’re almost to our goal! Also, you wrote some VERY cute tweets that we would like to review with the whole group.
Look at all the cool things you could buy during our last fundraiser of 2020! Get your holigay shopping done early! Tell a friend!
Hi hello fellow gays and queers, lesbians and bisexuals; it is Monday and look where we are! $53,713 of the way to our goal. That’s 45% in six days, people.