Founded in March 2009 by Riese Bernard and Alexandra Vega and still run by a dedicated team of passionate weirdos, Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for multiple generations of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends).
Autostraddle is a serious labor of love that started out as a group of friends wanting to start a revolution and is now the world’s most popular lesbian website, with over one million unique visitors and 3.5 million views per month. But popularity doesn’t lead to ad dollars for queer women’s media, which’s why we still rely on the financial support of our readers to stay standing. Autostraddle has six full-time staff members (working from home all over the country), three part-timers and a whole bunch of independent contractors who contribute regularly to the site. Our business model involves multiple revenue streams: primarily, A-Camp, our A+ Membership Program and merchandise sales. Secondarily; advertising and affiliate commissions. Source