Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!
Ways To Give:
jetsilver linked to help_for_ephemere, a charity auction and fundraiser to help support ephemere, a talented artist who is having a very rough time in the wake of losing her job, home, and good relations with her family due to homophobia. Please stop by and see if there is anything you'd like to bid on, or offer something for auction yourself!
commodorified linked to a fundraiser for lasergirl69, who has been having a hard time of it mentally and financially and needs a new pair of derby skates to keep up the sport that's keeping her sane.
Anon linked to a funeral fund for Gisela Gagliardi, the fan who was struck by a car and killed while at Comic Con (literally -- I thought she was just struck while in the vicinity but she was at the Con when it happened) this past week. There's an account of what happened here.
kallaneboi linked to a fundraiser for the Robbins Public Library in Illinois, whose AC unit was stolen this past week. This happens to libraries a lot in the summer, and it's a huge shame because libraries are "cooling stations" where people without AC (or homes) can go to keep cool without being called loiterers.
norah linked to Matt, the owner of a Chicago comic book store, who is raising money selling geek-themed paintings to pay for treatment for his cat's cancer. Check it out!
anandangel linked to minervacat, who is in the process of becoming a full time rock photographer. She's raising funds to help with travel costs to and from Minneapolis to shoot stills and video for a professional rock documentary.
cereta linked to a fundraiser to keep the new gay marriage law in Washington State from being overturned.
mycatsellsclues linked to a kickstarter to support the film A Place To Stand, an adaptation of the autobiography of Jimmy Santiago Baca, which chronicles his journey "transformation from a functionally illiterate convict to an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter."
mamculuna linked to masqthephlsphr's first (and self-published, yay self-publishing!) novel, Dis/inhibition. "Two pairs of women, one an established couple and the other a transgressive pair try work to out issues of control and self-control in relationships while dealing with parents and others." It looks great!
ozisim linked to a Trifle Competition to promote A Trifle Dead, which sounds like quite a fun mystery novel. That's right you heard me. Trifle makers, share your recipes.
Fans Helping Fans:
holli is looking for fan-friendly housemates in College Park, MD.
Ailelie, whose Kickstarter campaign to fund Plunge Magazine I RFM'd a while ago, is now accepting submissions! Plunge is an online literary magazine focusing on queer women in genre fiction, and the first issue's focus is on Queer Women in Mythology. You can check out the submission guidelines here and submit work here.
Just For Fun:
aliciajd linked to Steampunk Cakes!
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