How do I login? Or set my password?
When you become a member, we don't ask you to create a password.
We use secure email-link based logins instead – a form of passwordless authentication.
Each time you login you'll enter you email, and get sent a link (to the email you signed up with) which will log you in.
You'll then have access to QueerAF content and be able to make changes to your account, or payment details.
If information isn't a luxury – why should I pay for QueerAF?
Our memberships fund our mission to support queer creatives to kick start thair career. This while creating a healthier space for queer content to thrive - free from advertisers needs.
But we know, not everyone in our community can afford the luxury of paid media.
That's why each week, with one of our free memberships, you can get our free newsletter.
Your support allows us to fund the project for all those who need it.
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:
👻 We host with Ghost, a non-profit organisation building open source technology for journalism. We pay them a monthly hosting fee.
📧 Our emails are also sent through Ghost. However we also use Mailerlite, for some transactional emails and so your email address goes to our 'audiences' there too. Currently we are on a free plan with them.
💵 We handle payments through Stripe – they charge us 1.4% + 20p of the cost of each European payment (and 2.9% + 20p non-European cards).
🌈 Social media algorithms don't make it easy for us to spread our content organically. When you become a free member we may use your email to get social media adverts into your feeds. We do this because AI algorithms are set up to fail LGBTQIA+ people. We sometimes pay to promote QueerAF content into people's feeds.You can opt-out of this at anytime by contacting us below.
➡️ In summary, when you become a member the main piece of data we gather on you is your email and for paid subscribers, your name. We're committed to tracking as little else as possible. That's why we don't use any Facebook pixels or other social media conversion trackers because we don't want to feed those beasts anymore than we need to. We do use Google Anaylitics, Good Ad Words and HotJar to monitor how people use our site, so we can make it better.
How do I change my plan?
You can change your subscription between free, monthly and annual anytime on your account page.
If you wish to switch to choose your own price - due to some limitations of our current platform, please either contact us below – or cancel and resubscribe. We're hoping to make this easier very soon.
Looking to become a lifetime member? You can do that here.