As an independent space centering ace perspectives, narratives, and activism that is managed entirely by one person, The Asexual has created a Patreon for the following purposes:
1. Paying Ace Writers, Artists, and Creators
The Asexual wants to pay ace writers, artists, and creators for the content they submit and publish in every issue of the journal as well as for articles, interviews, and other content to be featured on the website. However, this is currently not possible due to a lack of funds. By donating to The Asexual as a Patron, you will be helping move this space closer to this critically important goal of supporting ace writers, artists, and creators for their work.
2. The Asexual Journal Physical Release
The Asexual journal wants to bring special collections of work by ace writers, artists, and creators to you in physical format on a quarterly basis and is in need of support to ensure the regular completion of this goal. The Asexual is seeking to print and sell issues in full color to showcase the work of ace writers and artists as best as possible. By donating to The Asexual as a Patron, you will be helping in the creation and continuation of this physical edition and special collection of work by ace writers, artists, and creators in a physical format.
3. Supporting the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Asexual
Michael Paramo is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Asexual and is its only layout editor, website designer, writer, social media manager, and more. They also go by the name of Queen of Aces on Twitter, and have been initiating conversations and discussions on asexuality in the past year. In addition to being the sole manager of The Asexual, they are also a full-time grad student who is researching and writing about asexuality in academia.
4. TheAsexual.com Website Costs
Domain costs run at $96.00 per year.
All supporters of The Asexual:
Queer Xicano Chisme
Maribel C. Pagan
Automatic access to every article published on TheAsexual.com via Patreon 24 hours early.
A tremendous thank you for your support of this space (includes an automatic shout out on Twitter).
Inclusion on TheAsexual.com as a supporter of ace writers/artists, which will include the names of all supporters at the $1 tier or higher.
Early access to all of The Asexual journal issues will be provided to you via PDF format 24 hours prior to it being released everywhere.
Your name will be included in online and physical issues of The Asexual journal under a special category entitled "Major Supporters," which will include the names of all Patrons at the $5 tier or higher. You must be a Patron for at least 2 months before the upcoming issue for your name to be included in that issue.
$12 or more per month (U.S. only)
You will receive one copy of all 4 The Asexual journal issues in physical format released throughout the year. Must be a Patron for at least 2 months before the upcoming issue to receive this issue (i.e. If the issue is released in March, must be a Patron for February and March to receive the March issue in addition to all subsequent journals). Shipped directly to you via USPS.
$24 or more per month (non-U.S.)
Send a DM to @AsexualJournal on Twitter or send an email to AsexualJournal@gmail.com before becoming a Patron at this level in order to confirm shipping situation.
You will receive one copy of all 4 The Asexual journal issues in physical format released throughout the year. Must be a Patron for at least 3 months before the upcoming issue to receive this issue (i.e. If the issue is released in March, must be a Patron for January, February, and March to receive the March issue in addition to all subsequent journals).