Gay.ru is a popular and trustworthy source of information about gay issues, but its possibilities are not sufficient to implement all our ideas. So we have launched a brand new offline project that gives us access to the biggest part of the community (especially from areas other than Moscow and St.Petersburg, where living standards are lower, so few people are able to go online).
A gay magazine is an obvious step as there is no gay, lesbian or transsexual press in Russia. There were few attempts several years ago ("Risk", "Argo", "1/10"), but the magazines were of poor quality and targeted mainly basic communication goals (some news, photos, porn stories and lots of classifields).
All of these projects, started in the early 1990's were short-lived and eventually failed.
The aim of the project:
The project goals to:
The magazine consists of 64 pages (common business-weekly format).
Can I help?
First of all, the costs are the major issue. Since our internal resources are insufficient to run this project on our own (at least at the 1st phase where printing costs are too big), we are now trying to find external sponsors. Initially we were going to give the magazines away for free (that is especially important in the countryside), but now have to sell it because the amount of financing is insufficient. Your support will enable us to lower price or to give magazine for free.
If you could provide us with non-sexual photos for our magazine, this would also be a great help.
Also we’re highly interested in contacts with organizations with similar experience. In fact, any help, including contact to possible funding organizations, would be greatly appreciated.
How to donate this project?
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