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
11,829 (July 2014)[1]

Autostraddle.com is an independently owned online magazine and social network for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women (cis and trans) as well as non-binary people.[2] The website is a "politically progressive queer feminist media source" that features content covering 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.[3] Autostraddle was founded by CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief Marie "Riese" Bernard and Design Director Alexandra Vega in March 2009.[4] The senior editorial team consists of Riese Bernard, Laneia Jones, Rachel Kincaid, Yvonne Marquez, and Heather Hogan.[5]

In the 2012 Weblog Awards, Autostraddle was awarded Best Weblog of The Year, Best Group/Community Weblog and Best Entertainment Weblog.[6] Autostraddle was nominated for GLAAD's Outstanding Blog Award in 2013[7] and 2014,[7] and won in 2015.[8]

On 25 July 2012, Autostraddle launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for better tech support and a complete overhaul of the website.[9] The initial goal of $40,000 was surpassed in less than 21 hours.[10] The campaign ended on September 8, 2012, with $116,645 raised.[11] The new site was relaunched on December 1, 2013.[12]

On 11 July 2014, Autostraddle launched Autostraddle Plus, a subscription program that gives members "a peek behind the curtain of Autostraddle."[13]

Autostraddle receives over 1.5 million unique monthly visitors and 3.9 million total page views a month.[14]

A-Camp[edit]

In April 2012, the first A-Camp[15] 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.[16]

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,[17] May 2013,[18] October 2013,[19] May 2014,[20] May 2015[21] and June 2016. Special guests at A-Camp have included Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Julie Goldman, Brandy Howard, DeAnne Smith, Hannah Hart, Somer Bingham, Lex Kennedy, Megan Benton, Mal Blum, Dannielle Owens-Reid, Kristin Russo, Jasika Nicole, Jenny Owen Youngs, Julia Nunes, Brittani Nichols, 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 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ Be An Autostraddle Plus Member Page Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ Autostraddle About Page Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Meet the Team". Autostraddle.com. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Twelfth Annual Weblog Awards Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Media Awards Nominees #glaadawards". GLAAD. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kerry Washington, Roland Emmerich honored at 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles". GLAAD. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "We Need Help: Our Big Fundraiser To Build A Better Autostraddle" (25 July 2012). Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Autostraddle Raises 40K in 21 Hours, Still Has 44 Fun-Filled Days Ahead" (27 July 2012). Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Autostraddle: The Website Indiegogo campaign" Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  12. ^ "Welcome To The New Improved Autostraddle" (1 December 2013).
  13. ^ The Future Is Here: Join Autostraddle Plus (11 July 2014). Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Advertise With Us". Autostraddle.com. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "A-Camp". "A-Camp". Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  16. ^ Bernard, Riese: "Introducing Camp Autostraddle" (14 February 2012). Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  17. ^ "Introducing Camp Autostraddle 2.0" (21 May 2012). Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  18. ^ "Introducing Camp Autostraddle 3.0". Autostraddle.com. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Introducing Camp Autostraddle 4.0". Autostraddle.com. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Introducing Camp Autostraddle 5.0". Autostraddle.com. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Introducing Camp Autostraddle 6.0". Autostraddle.com. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 

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