Autostraddle

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Autostraddle
AutostraddleLogo.jpg
Web address Autostraddle.com
Type of site blog, news
Registration Optional
Available in English
Owner The Excitant Group LLC
Created by Marie Lyn Bernard
(Editor-in-Chief)
Alexandra Vega
(Design Director)
Launched March 2009
Alexa rank positive decrease 11,829 (July 2014)[1]

Autostraddle.com is an independently owned online magazine for women who are lesbian, bisexual, or "otherwise inclined." The website features content that covers LGBT and Feminist news, politics, opinion, culture, arts and entertainment as well as lifestyle content such as DIY crafting, sex, relationships, fashion, food and technology. Autostraddle was founded by CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief Riese Bernard and Design Director Alexandra Vega in March 2009.[2] The senior editorial team consists of Riese Bernard, Laneia Jones, Rachel Kincaid and Yvonne Marquez.[3]

In the 2012 Weblog Awards, Autostraddle was awarded Best Weblog of The Year, Best Group/Community Weblog and Best Entertainment Weblog [4] Autostraddle was nominated for GLAAD's Outstanding Blog Award in 2013[5] and 2014.[5]

On July 25, 2012, Autostraddle launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for better tech support and a complete overhaul of the website.[6] The initial goal of $40,000 was surpassed in less than 21 hours.[7] The campaign ended on September 8, 2012, with $116,645 raised.[8] The new site was relaunched on December 1, 2013.[9]

Autostraddle receives over 1.3 million unique monthly visitors and 3.7 million total page views a month.[10]

A-Camp[edit]

In April 2012, the first A-Camp[11] was held as a pilot at Alpine Meadows Retreat Center in Angelus Oaks, California, where 163 queer campers and 35 staff members gathered to enjoy a weekend full of various panels, workshops, discussion groups, classes, entertainment and other activities.[12]

Ensuing A-Camps have been larger, with a total of 300 in attendance per camp, including staff, and have taken place in the same location in California in September 2012,[13] May 2013,[14] and October 2013,[15] with the fifth camp scheduled for May 2014.[16] Special guests at A-Camp have included Julie Goldman, Brandy Howard, Deanne Smith, Hannah Hart, Somer Bingham, Lex Kennedy, Megan Benton, Mollie Thomas, Haviland Stillwell, Ashley Reed and Sarah Croce.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Autostraddle.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  2. ^ Autostraddle About Page Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Meet the Team". Autostraddle.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  4. ^ Twelfth Annual Weblog Awards Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Media Awards Nominees #glaadawards". GLAAD. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  6. ^ "We Need Help: Our Big Fundraiser To Build A Better Autostraddle" (25 July 2012). Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Autostraddle Raises 40K in 21 Hours, Still Has 44 Fun-Filled Days Ahead" (27 July 2012). Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Autostraddle: The Website Indiegogo campaign" Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Welcome To The New Improved Autostraddle" (December 1st 2013).
  10. ^ "Advertise With Us". Autostraddle.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  11. ^ "A-Camp". "A-Camp". Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  12. ^ Bernard, Riese: "Introducing Camp Autostraddle" (14 February 2012). Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  13. ^ "Introducing Camp Autostraddle 2.0" (21 May 2012). Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  14. ^ Posted by Riese on November 12, 2012 at 12:06pm PST (2012-11-12). "Introducing Camp Autostraddle 3.0". Autostraddle.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  15. ^ Posted by the team on June 24, 2013 at 11:36am PST (2013-06-24). "Introducing Camp Autostraddle 4.0". Autostraddle.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  16. ^ Posted by Riese on January 17, 2014 at 12:34pm PDT (2014-01-17). "Introducing Camp Autostraddle 5.0". Autostraddle.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 

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