We hadn’t planned anything beyond our original goal, but your belief in us has taught us a new kind of hope. Today, we’re introducing a fundraising stretch goal of $25,000 intended to help bring our senior staff salaries to a more manageable place.
For the past five-ish years, I have worked in the hellish, uncertain landscape known as the media industry. I have written for well over a dozen publications. None have made me feel more valued for my work than Autostraddle.
We’ve spent years — our whole lives, sometimes, it seems like — talking about what our community could look like if we weren’t spending all our time and energy on just staying alive, a feeling that queer and trans people know all too well. With your help, we’re excited to find out what thriving looks like.
Queer Soup Night debuted in Portland, OR last weekend and raised $1,200 for local organization Nxt Lvl. Also, everyone looked VERY cute serving and eating their soup.
We’re sending exclusive Gal Pal and Scissoring stickers (which will never appear in the Autostraddle store) to A+ members who want them, so maybe this would be a good day for you to join A+.
We REALLY need your financial help so we’re making it as affordable as possible for you to give it. Step inside to learn about Cobalt Level and other ways to help Autostraddle remain viable!
Less than five percent of LGBT people donate to LGBT organizations. Now is a good time to change that, and the need to support non-mainstream organizations has never been more clear.
Help our pals at Everyone Is Gay help parents so parents can help their LGBTQ kids!
For my birthday, I wanna give gifts to other humans: specifically, Team Autostraddle. If you donate, you’ll be giving me the best birthday ever, and I’m willing to bake you cookies or even raffle off an A-Camp campership and more!
Or don’t. Armpits4August doesn’t mind whether you preen your pits or not, as long as you’re willing to talk about it and PCOS.
Russia’s new lesbian magazine, Kansas’ proud gay parental unit, and women working harder than men. Again.
ELIXHER is “your go-to resource for all things empowering, thought-provoking, and pertinent to the Black female queer community and experience. You’ll find news, uplifting profiles, local events, political commentary, personal reflections, and more.”
Good music, good cause, Good Vibrations. I had you at “good,” right?
Clive Davis is bi, the Millionaire Matchmaker is…. not, and Toni Braxton wishes she was a lesbian. “And not a lipstick lesbian, either.” Also, you got paid this week, right?
Meet Allie Leepson and Jenny McClary, the founders behind veer nyc, a start-up fashion retail company that promises “androgyny curated for women, by women.”
“Theatre taught me that it was fine to be different; I wish it had shown me it was fine to be a queer woman, as well.”
Original Plumbing deserves a new website, and in the spirit of brotherhood and the revolution and Autostraddle redesign karmic juices, I’m urging you to make it happen.
A new lesbian romantic comedy, “Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist”, has an Indiegogo campaign! And it’s really actually good.
Do you dream of a spin-off to THE SLOPE, the hilarious lesbian webseries about “superficial, homophobic lesbians” in Park Slope, Brooklyn? F TO 7TH is here to make that dream a reality, but only if they meet their Kickstarter goal by TOMORROW. Quick, go help out a talented funny lesbian!
Laneia, Alex, Laura, Rachel and Bren on what this means to them and lots of overall happiness about reaching $100,000!