Country Queer

Lifting up LGBTQ+ voices in country and Americana.

Join the Country Queer Movement

Country Queer is challenging the culture of country music. And you can be part of it.

Country music has a long and ugly history of shutting out the voices of folks who are not white and straight. We’re challenging that by lifting up LGBTQ+ voices in country music. We do it with an online magazine, podcast, artist directory, curated playlists, and more. We’ve already established an outsized influence in Nashville. Join us in Pride as we take our mission to the next level and create a professional media organization that will have a serious impact.

Two Ways to Join

You can join with a recurring monthly payment via our Patreon page. Or you can pay for a year in advance, with a 16% discount, via PayPal. (The PayPal option does not renew automatically.)


Tiers and Benefits

RHYTHM SECTION
$6/mo. or $60/yr.

You’re the bedrock of the band. You keep us going with a solid groove so we can take this thing to the stratosphere. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Membership in a Righteous Community
  • Ad-Free Web Experience*
  • Country Queer Bumper Sticker
  • 10% Off All Merch

*Available later this summer


SOLOIST
$12/mo. or $120/yr.

You’re a hotshot. You’ve stepped into the spotlight and taken the song to the next level. For this, your reward is:

  • All of the benefits of the previous tier, plus:
  • 15% Off All Merch
  • Premium content one week before publication*
  • Unedited interviews (audio or transcript)*
  • Podcast Q&A (one patron per episode)*
  • CQ Copper Pin

*Available later this summer


BANDLEADER
$24/mo. or $240/yr.

You are committed. You’ve put yourself on the line and will not allow anything to stop the music. As a token of our appreciation, you will receive:

  • All of the benefits of the previous tiers, plus:
  • 20% off all merch
  • Name on Wall of Fame*
  • Podcast Shout-out (one Patron per episode)*
  • CQ Hat, T-shirt, or Tank
  • Custom Chainstitch Embroidered Vintage Denim Shirt by Jukebox Mama of Nashville (one drawing per month. See below for pics)

*Available later this summer


ROCK STAR
$480/yr.

You’re a rock star, and you deserve a shirt befitting your stature. You get:

  • All of the benefits of the previous tiers, plus:
  • Custom Chainstitch Embroidered Vintage Denim Shirt by Jukebox Mama of Nashville

Goals

(These are yearly goals. For monthly goals, see Patreon.)


$6,000 per year

When we reach $6,000 per year, I’ll be able to pay writers for six stories a month and pay someone to help with social media. At that point I will have the bandwidth to fire up a Discord server, so we can discuss your favorite artists as well as issues around queer representation in country music.


$12,000 per year

When we reach $12,000 a year, I will be able to pay writers for 12 stories a month and pay someone to help with managing the flow of stories (as well as social media). At that point I will be able to fire up a monthly newsletter.


$18,000 per year

When we reach $1800 a month, I will be able to pay writers for all of our stories (in addition to help with social media and content management.) At that point, to celebrate, I’ll create some cool members-only merch.


$24,000 per year

When we reach $24,000 a year, I’ll be able to pay writers for all of our stories and increase the hours for Social Media Manager and Managing Editor. This will give me the bandwidth to fire up a weekly newsletter and a monthly members-only “behind the scenes” video.


$48,000 per year

When we reach $4800 a month, I’ll be able to do all the above plus a weekly podcast, which I’ll make available early – and ad-free – to members.