Hi hello fellow gays and queers, lesbians and bisexuals; it is Tuesday and look where we are! $53,713 of the way to our goal. That’s 45% in six days. So far, 85% of the gifts made to this fundraiser have been $50 or less. 66% were $25 or less. HECK, 21% — that is twenty-one-freaking percent — are $5 or under!
When you give $5, $25, $50, you do make a difference. This is an amazing community and I have definitely cried once already today because of it.
Here’s a chart showing how we got to nearly $50,000 with your support! And I believe we can get past $50,000 together, I believe we can get to our goal together. I really do.
Of course: as I’ve said before somewhere: we are operating off of public radio rules here! So that means that until we meet our goal, we’re gonna keep popping up, socialing, telling you stories and offering you hand-sewn masks with scissoring patterns on them. If you can help us get there, we ask you to give whatever you can. Even a dollar helps!
We know that right now many of you are facing unprecedented economic uncertainty and aren’t able to give, or can’t give as much as you wish you could. If you’ve given all you can (THANK YOU) or can’t afford to give right now but you still wanna help out, what can you do? Some things!
If you were able to give:
- Tell people on social media you’ve donated. Scream it off the rooftops. Accost straights on the internet and tell them to pitch in! Tell your ex you’ll give their pan back if they just give to Autostraddle.
- Ask even just one friend to match your gift! This can be a straight friend, this can be a coworker or relative or anyone really. I’ll do the math for ya: if everybody who has already donated said to a pal: “Hey, I gave $25 to Autostraddle. Will you also do this same thing and join me in my unearthly level of cool?” we’d hit near $100k and be most of the way to our goal. It just takes 1 person each!
Whether or not you were able to give:
- Share our posts about the fundraiser on social media. The more eyeballs the better!
- What’s your favorite Autostraddle article ever of all time? Will you find it and share it and tell people that this is why we matter to you?
- Forward our emails when we send ‘em! Bonus points if you come up with some chain mail rules for this exercise. Is that illegal? I hope not! Don’t actually turn our emails into chain letters if it is!
- Ask others to donate to us in honor of anti-LGBTQ politicians and TERF-y and SWERF-y celebs. If they even know about us, I guarantee they hate us. Let’s keep that party going!
Listen: We love you. Thank you for all this so far. Onward and upward and into the gay future together we go.*Updated 8:20 a.m. PST 8/11/20