Target: Riese Bernard & Alexandra Vega, founders and creators of Autostraddle.com
Goal: Compliment Autostraddle for its dedication and support of the LGBT community
Since 2009, Autostraddle, the most popular, independently-owned lesbian website, has focused on bringing ‘girl-on-girl’ culture to the masses through hilarious, provocative and emotive articles and columns packed with contemporary feminist ideology.
What started out as a personal dream for creators Riese and Alexandra, turned into a site that boasts 2.75 million views a month and is also the winner of the 2012 Bloggies’ Weblog of the Year Award and a nominee for “Outstanding Blog” in the 24th Annual GLAAD Awards.
Autostraddle has evolved from being just a platform for queer ladies to connect and talk about issues that matter most to them. In April of 2012, the site launched A-Camp, an event where Autostraddlers sign up for four days of fun activities, workshops, panels, classes, discussions and sports in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. The A-Camp team is composed of Autostraddle.com staff and Autostraddle Calendar Girls.
Aside from this, Autostraddle creators Riese and Alexandra, with help from their impressive team, have single-handedly created the most recognized and respected website that encourages community, honesty, courage, integrity and inclusiveness amongst lesbian, bisexual and trans* women.
By signing this petition you’ll thank the entire Autostraddle team for its commitment to equality and visibility in the LGBT community.
Dear Riese & Alexandra,
For four years Autostraddle.com has been a safe-haven for queer women of all races, creeds, religions and identities to converse intelligently about the stories and issues that matter to them the most.
Your focus on ‘girl-on-girl’ culture has created a unique online community of women who have inspired, influenced and saved the lives of countless queer women struggling to maintain their identities, or even find one.
Autostraddle’s refreshing perspectives and fierce feminism need to be applauded. I hope you understand the positive and life-changing impact that your site is having on the LGBT community, and I wish you both continued success.
[Your Name Here]
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