QueerAF is launching a platform that will fund queer media careers - very soon.
Our fundamental mission is to support, mentor, and build the resilience of queer creatives to get their first commissions and kickstart their media career.
As we grow, QueerAF is building a community-led platform where the editorial decisions are in our readers’ hands.
It will be a place for our mentees to start their careers. Where they can learn to thrive as a queer producer, journalist, and creatives. All while we support them to carve a path into the industry.
We're doing all of this because we believe the UK media industry thrives when it’s bursting with queer talent.
And that's crucial because only a media industry that represents, hires, and understands us – can help shift the narrative on being queer in the UK.
That's not what we have at the moment.
As you can see on our site, we've been beta testing our formats, platform and new weekly newsletter as we look ahead to our launch – and we can't wait to share more with you.
Our weekly newsletter will have the top LGBTQIA+ news you need to know, the queer content you don't want to miss and a beyond-the-binary spotlight on the voices that deserve to be heard.
We're going to be the reason you can skip the doom scrolling, live your best queer life and still stay connected to the community on your own terms.
But ultimately, our newsletter, content and podcast are going to do something more important than simply keep you informed, entertained and living your best queer life.
They'll be a platform for queer creatives to start their careers. And crucially, we're going to be funded by our audience and members, not advertisers.
That's so we can be driven by what the community needs, not by clicks or divisive algorithms.
For now, if you have any questions, drop us a line. We'd love to chat.
If you want to be the first to hear about our plans, sign up for a free membership now.
Or become an early adopter, help us change the media industry, and become a full member now.
We are QueerAF – and so are you.