There are several reasons why I am not on Patreon.
I want to create audio fiction that makes people smile and hope, and build a community that connects them through the shared experience of story. If I put the early access, community and/or extras behind a paywall like Patreon’s, it makes it a lot harder to succeed in my mission. It would have a discriminating effect for people not able to afford the money or not able to identify as a listener.
I want people around the world to have free access to my content. Paying for LGBTQ+ content is impossible for many people for various reasons. I hope listeners who are free to contribute will do so to keep this content available for everyone.
It would be easy to set up a Patreon account, but that would make me way too dependent on them. When you build your audience on a platform that is not yours, you’re putting your fate in the hands of that platform. I like to stay as independent as I possibly can be. I believe this is what I have to do to safeguard the future of The Lesbian Romantic.
Will you help me keep going?
If you find value in my work, please consider becoming a supporter. It takes me hundreds of hours a month to write, record and produce the podcast. It is freely available and has no ads. Your support really matters.
Help me keep going in April:
Earning $250 in support will allow me to cover technical costs in April, such as renting the server this website runs on.
Technical Costs Goal Status:
Did you know?
Only about 1% of listeners contributes to keeping this podcast going. If every loyal listener bought me one coffee every month, I'd be fully funded!
Earning $750 in support will allow me to create one new episode of The Lesbian Romantic in April.
One Single Episode Goal Status:
Did you know?
There are over 40 hours of immersive stories available on this website! With your support, the podcast can remain freely available and I can keep producing new episodes.
Earning $1700 in support will allow me to create two new episodes in April.
Bi-weekly Episodes Goal Status:
This goal wasn't reached last month. I covered 30% of the funding with my savings.
Did you know?
Every time a listener like you makes a contribution to the podcast, it goes directly into funding the next episodes.
Earning $3000 in support will allow me to create a new episode every week in April.
Weekly Episodes Goal Status:
This goal wasn't reached last month. I covered 60% of the funding with my savings.
Earning $4500 in support will allow me to create weekly episodes and extra content every other month.
Extras On Top Goal Status:
This goal wasn't reached last month. I covered 74% of the funding with my savings.
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