When talking about journalism, Black media outlets and platforms centring the QTIBPOC* are often forgotten in the wider conversations about race and gender.
AZ Magazine is an online platform created by four Black queer women in a bid to address the need for spaces where LGBTQ+ Black people and people of colour could amplify their voices, share their stories and feel safe in their community. Over the past five years we have built a self-funded, award-nominated online community, social space and events company, (all whilst maintaining full-time jobs!) Since it’s birth in 2015, we’ve produced 10+ events, shared 250+ stories and reached people in over 200 countries- including places where it’s illegal to freely identify as LGBTQ+.
During this turbulent time whilst we’re unable to physically support each other, it’s important that AZ Magazine are able to continue virtually supporting our community- financially and otherwise.
WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL GO:
£20 will cover the cost of the expenses for 1 volunteer for AZ Hub*
£30 will cover the cost of the expenses for 1 member of the AZ Team (including sourcing writers/artists, editing articles etc)
£70 will cover the cost to commission one QTIBPOC* writer (we would like to commission 52 articles in 6 months)
£235 will cover the cost of the website renewal for a year
£300 will cover the cost of 1 virtual AZ Hub (including payment for performers time, admin costs)
£500 will cover the cost of 1 physical AZ Hub providing we are given a free space (including payment for performers time and our time for producing and delivering the event)
£1000 will cover the cost of 1 Black LGBTQ+ creative to produce a project including but not limited to: A Podcast series, film, photography series, events, art, workshops. This will help them to hire a studio, get editing software etc
Our AZ Magazine motto is We Are Y(our) Voice. In the past our stories were told for us, please allow us to continue amplifying the voices of those who are too often forgotten so we can be the tellers of our own stories.
*AZ Hub – AZ Hub is a social space for QTIBPOC by QTIBPOC
*QTIBPOC – Queer Trans Intersex Black People & People of Colour
If you have any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org