Welcome 300 New A+ Members! Announcing a Mini Stretch Goal!

Look at that — in only 8 days, YOU MADE OUR 300 MEMBER GOAL!

This is great news for us and our financial sustainability — and more importantly, great news for all Autostraddle readers. The more people who join A+, the better the site is for everyone — we have more resources and stability to sustain new programs, take on new writers, and hire more queer people, and can continue to fund things like new tools and infrastructure, paid leave for illness or bereavement, and increased efforts toward accessibility. We can also ensure we’re here (along with our extensive archives!) for the next generation of queer & trans people.

We understand that many people — maybe you if you’re reading this — joined A+ because they’re in a place in their lives right now where they can support and they want Autostraddle to be around, even for people who can’t support right now.

Times are tough, but A+ is $4 a month, and of the thousands of people who tune in to read Autostraddle every hour, we have to hope that there are 50 more folks who can join and pay it forward for other gay people! Are you one of them?

This feature has an updated tracker on it! It says: Autostraddle Needs You! Join A+ Today! 4/50 reached of our member stretch goal. 6 days left

Join A+

But wasn’t the 300 person goal what you needed?

The 300 people who signed up have given us an incredible gift, and we are grateful down to the bottom of our lavender gay hearts. We initially set the goal of 300 people because we thought that was what we could do in two weeks; YOU ALL DID IT IN JUST ABOUT ONE. We’re in a place where we need as many new members as we can get, and since we were already planning to run the drive through the 30th, we’ve set a stretch goal.

To break down our situation right now:

  • As I said in our announcement, an ideal number of A+ members for our budget right now is several thousand more than where we’re at. 50 more folks signing up gets us ever closer to that goal, and helps make us more stable in the meantime. It’s a long road but we’re walking it!
  • As you might know from our last fundraiser, we had enough to be funded through July! Running this member drive helps us out with that whole thing that comes after July. Every bit, every person helps, and makes future fundraisers less frequent with lower goals.
  • This stretch goal still happens to be being declared JUST before a couple of awesome A+ only events! We never put anything vital behind the paywall, but we do sometimes put some fun extras – like tonight’s Strap-On workshop and the Discord Server this weekend with BOOKSMART watch-a-long with Kayla!

At the end of the day, it’s still Pride; we’re exhausted but also working hard and full of hope, trying to be there for each other. Will you join A+ to be there for other readers?

Join A+

Not sure yet? Check out our A Day of Work series to see the behind-the-scenes of the work you’ll be supporting. And again, if you’re already an A+ member, thank you.

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our A+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining A+ and supporting the people who make this indie queer media site possible?

Join A+!

Nico Hall

Nico Hall is Autostraddle's A+ and Fundraising Director, and has been fundraising and working in the arts and nonprofit sector for over a decade. They write nonfiction and personal essays and are currently at work on a queer fiction novel and podcasts. They live in Pittsburgh. Nico is also haunted. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram as @nknhall.

Nico has written 179 articles for us.


Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!