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1. Cool Rewards
Whatever you pledge, you can get awards like stickers, notebooks, and tote bags. At all levels, you get a personalized thank you, early access to the podcast, space at the monthly Skype hangout, and our eternal love.
2. More Original Content
We love creating articles and podcast for everyone to learn from and enjoy. Sometimes we even have the pleasure of bringing in guest authors!
3. Less Stress = More Focus
The less we have to stress about funds, the more we can focus on content, support, and expansion.
4. The ability to support more queer projects + creators
More patrons mean we can bring in more guest writers to give their unique perspectives and interests. It also means we can support and share more queer-led projects each month. As we grow, we want our community and fellow creators to grow with us.
5. Ability to brainstorm and release new concepts
The more time we’re able to focus solely on this project, the more time we can brainstorm new ways to uplift, empower, educate, and support our community with new and exciting projects!
6. Expand Our Team
The more funding we have, the more folks we can bring into the project. That means new and better quality content. One of this project’s goals is to bring in more team members.
7. Higher Quality Content
The more time, training, and skills we can invest, the better quality content we can produce.
8. Bi-Monthly Chat
Another Patreon goal is to start a bi-monthly chat with all of our patrons!
We’ve managed to start a website, bring in guest authors, launch various initiatives like Foster a Library, Project of the Month, and #MQHArtContest. We’d love to expand further in 2018!
10. Spreading Queer History
We run a series of articles and a podcast that work to tell the stories of the queer communities history. Above all else, that’s what it’s about; telling those stories not just to learn about our past, but to look toward the future.
Learning queer history is great, but making queer history is far greater.