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If information isn't a luxury – why should I pay for QueerAF?
We're an ad-free newsletter. And always will be. Advertisers want clicks, not content that counts.
But that means we rely on memberships and people like you to chip in to fund our (award-winning) work publishing, mentoring, and building the resilience of queer creatives.
People who pay for this newsletter do two things.
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What do you do with my data?
Great question – we've watched The Social Dilemma and so should you.
Making technology more human is vital. We also think queer theory has some of the answers to help protect everyone in a world driven by algorithms. Afterall, we get that life isn't all a binary code.
Since we've begun QueerAF, we've been sense checking our platform through the Centre for Humane Technology's design guide to make sure our site is easy to use, and not sucking too much of your attention.
This is what you need to know about the way we handle data, payments and process your stuff:
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➡️ TL;DR: We collect your email address and name (if you give it to us) when you sign up to the newsletter. Otherwise, we're committed to tracking as little else as possible.
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