Round up all your straights and let them know it’s time to put their money where their mouth is!
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.
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.”
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.
Help us reach our stretch goal and you could win an Autostraddle merch package!
Y’all have kept Autostraddle going for 11 entire years! LET’S EAT CAKE.
Autostraddle is looking for a dedicated part-time editor devoted to members of the trans community who both read and write for the magazine!
The A+ Program Director is responsible for building, maintaining and growing Autostraddle’s A+ program and its membership base.
Deputy Editor will be the highest position at Autostraddle besides Editor-in-Chief. Women and non-binary people of color are strongly encouraged to apply!
Please apply before November 1st!
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.
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.
We’re looking to bring some more writers onto our team and maybe perhaps you are one of them?
Our summer issue is a broad look at traveling around and about this whole weird place, for all the right or wrong or baffling reasons. Submissions are open until July 22nd!
We want your stories for our first in a renewed dedication to quarterly theme issues: Bad Behavior.
If “oh yeah I should probably join A+” has crossed your mind at some point and you’ve not taken action on it, today’s your day! We’ve got so many reasons why, including this awesome sticker sheet we’re giving out to new Bronze, Silver and Gold members!