Options Needs Your Support to Match $5000 Donation
Since 1982, Options has been a trusted resource of our local LGBTQ+ community. Today it’s grappling to survive. But in this moment, we have a real shot at stability: A longtime Options supporter has anonymously pledged a matching gift of $5,000 through Dec. 31.
With your support, 2021 will mark a turning point for Options with the modernization of our online platforms, transforming Options into a more accessible, current, and engaging community asset, while connecting future generations to our shared history.
The New York Times recently noted that, “Hundreds of local news organizations have folded, as their advertising revenue disappears, and the pandemic is exacerbating the crisis.” It’s no secret that Options has struggled to stay in print, largely due to the challenge of competing with big tech for advertising dollars, leading us to fall further and further behind the pace of technology. Now, COVID threatens to deliver the knockout punch, creating more barriers to financial resources and volunteers.
Options Magazine has endured since 1982, evolving from a pamphlet to a newsletter to a magazine that incorporates color and sophisticated design; increasing in pages as well as breadth of content. While we plan to print a February/March issue, and envision yearly print editions going forward, we must fulfill readers’ desire to quickly and consistently access relevant content online.
Thank you for being part of the Options family. Together, we can continue a proud tradition of bringing news, events, and resources to our local LGBTQ+ community.
Wishing you and yours all the best in 2021,
Jen Stevens, Editor-in-Chief & Mike Marrapodi, Treasurer
Checks can be made payable to: Options Magazine, PO Box 6406, Providence, RI 02904.
Options Magazine is a 501(c)(4) organization. Donations are not tax-deductible.