Spectrum Queer Media is creating QTPOC joy
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Many of you know Spectrum Queer Media through the Oakland Queer and Trans Open Mic, the community healing circle that has brought wanderers together five years running to take stock of trauma and dream up the world to come. Thank you for five incredible years! What you may not know yet is that for over fifteen years, Spectrum has been enriching the lives of Bay Area folks with groundbreaking LGBTQ+ arts empowerment programs and workshops that bring joy and wellness to our community. From our QTPOC nature walk series to the REVOLVE Oakland LGBTQ Pride Creative Arts and Film Festival, Spectrum fights constantly to put the tools of representation and self-love back in the hands of those who need them for revolution.

We are expanding! With our recent move to the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, we realized that we want to find more ways to involve our community in the creation of transformative art. That's where you come in! Perhaps you cannot make it to the mic every week but want to give a little something to show support to our lovely Sentinels. Perhaps you attend religiously but want to spread some love to the other programs. When you become a patron, your contribution allows us to do this work comfortably and demonstrates your support for Queer & Trans, Black & Brown Bay Area voices—voices that need to ring out now louder than ever. You'll also receive additional tidbits as a sign of our love, from original button artwork to free admission to events, and down-the-line, a subscription to the quarterly poetry anthology we have in the works for you:) Thank you for supporting our work!
Tiers
Fledglings
$1 or more per month
The easiest way to become part of the Spectrum Fam! Our supporters are the lifeblood of this work, no matter how much you give.
Imagos
$5 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website!
Kindred
$10 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website, and also receive a monthly button (available for pick up at the Oakland LGBTQ Center) featuring original artwork by Open Mic community members.
Sowers
$20 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website, receive a monthly button (available for pick up at the Oakland LGBTQ Center) featuring original artwork by Open Mic community members, and free admission to all Spectrum-hosted events (including all shows).
Wild Seeds
$30 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website, receive a monthly button (available for pick up at the Oakland LGBTQ Center) featuring original artwork by Open Mic community members, free admission to all Spectrum-hosted events (including all shows), and a free signed copy of each quarterly Open Mic Anthology (coming soon!)
Patternmasters
$50 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website, receive a monthly button (available for pick up at the Oakland LGBTQ Center) featuring original artwork by Open Mic community members, free admission to all Spectrum-hosted events (including all shows), and a free signed copy of each quarterly Open Mic Anthology (coming soon!), and an invitation to come sit down with Kin and Johanna on the Spectrum Vlog and discuss race, queerness, and equity!
Goals
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When we reach $500 per month, we'll be able to print and distribute our first anthology of work by Open Mic community members!
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Many of you know Spectrum Queer Media through the Oakland Queer and Trans Open Mic, the community healing circle that has brought wanderers together five years running to take stock of trauma and dream up the world to come. Thank you for five incredible years! What you may not know yet is that for over fifteen years, Spectrum has been enriching the lives of Bay Area folks with groundbreaking LGBTQ+ arts empowerment programs and workshops that bring joy and wellness to our community. From our QTPOC nature walk series to the REVOLVE Oakland LGBTQ Pride Creative Arts and Film Festival, Spectrum fights constantly to put the tools of representation and self-love back in the hands of those who need them for revolution.

We are expanding! With our recent move to the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, we realized that we want to find more ways to involve our community in the creation of transformative art. That's where you come in! Perhaps you cannot make it to the mic every week but want to give a little something to show support to our lovely Sentinels. Perhaps you attend religiously but want to spread some love to the other programs. When you become a patron, your contribution allows us to do this work comfortably and demonstrates your support for Queer & Trans, Black & Brown Bay Area voices—voices that need to ring out now louder than ever. You'll also receive additional tidbits as a sign of our love, from original button artwork to free admission to events, and down-the-line, a subscription to the quarterly poetry anthology we have in the works for you:) Thank you for supporting our work!

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Tiers
Fledglings
$1 or more per month
The easiest way to become part of the Spectrum Fam! Our supporters are the lifeblood of this work, no matter how much you give.
Imagos
$5 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website!
Kindred
$10 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website, and also receive a monthly button (available for pick up at the Oakland LGBTQ Center) featuring original artwork by Open Mic community members.
Sowers
$20 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website, receive a monthly button (available for pick up at the Oakland LGBTQ Center) featuring original artwork by Open Mic community members, and free admission to all Spectrum-hosted events (including all shows).
Wild Seeds
$30 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website, receive a monthly button (available for pick up at the Oakland LGBTQ Center) featuring original artwork by Open Mic community members, free admission to all Spectrum-hosted events (including all shows), and a free signed copy of each quarterly Open Mic Anthology (coming soon!)
Patternmasters
$50 or more per month
Shoutout on the Community page of the Spectrum website, receive a monthly button (available for pick up at the Oakland LGBTQ Center) featuring original artwork by Open Mic community members, free admission to all Spectrum-hosted events (including all shows), and a free signed copy of each quarterly Open Mic Anthology (coming soon!), and an invitation to come sit down with Kin and Johanna on the Spectrum Vlog and discuss race, queerness, and equity!