Become a milkboys Patreon & get some sweet Rewards!

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The milkboys Patreon campaign is now launched :) Patreon is a way to financially support creators so they can spend more time doing what you, and they, love. In return you’ll get some fun rewards (like access to a special chat, a private blog and much more)!

You can still do one-time donations of course, if you prefer that!

 milkboys on patreon

Here’s what I wrote as a little introduction on Patreon:

I founded milkboys when I was a queer teenager myself, frustrated with the lack of online resources available to me and my friends. Most LGBT sites are catering to “gay men”. Not bisexuals or trans teens or even queer allies.

I wanted a site that speaks to everyone on our broad & colourful queer spectrum. A place where you can feel at home, meet people, read about how the society & politics around us are changing and having an impact on our daily lives but also have the option to just look at pretty people for a while without feeling judged.

milkboys in its current form is going into its 9th year now and I’d love to make it grow, more colourful, entertaining and more accessible to people who still have a hard time finding a place online where they can just be.

If you become a patreon of this project you will enable me to spend more time working on milkboys, update the site a lot more often than currently possible and create more original content (photos, videos, articles and so on) and in return will get a look behind the scenes and one or two other little things as a thank you ;) Thank you for your loyalty & incredibly generous support!

Art by princetLepur

Art by princetLepur

I will refine and add more details about the goals and rewards over the coming days! I’ll also try to get as many of the rewards as possible to people who donated before. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

Queer Resources

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I’d like to collect a list of resources (hotlines, websites,  youth centres, shelters etc.) for queer people. I’m especially (but not only) interested in resources for specific groups (e.g. for queer people of colour, for transgender youth and so on). I’d also love to collect resources for as many different countries as possible.

So if you know any phone number, website or place that might be useful for such a list please leave a comment below. Thanks! <3

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Illustration: Dearest Friend by softcreatures 

Back!

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Here we go. I’m in the process of setting up a Patreon page for milkboys. It will let people who can afford & are willing to support the site donate on a monthly basis. $1, $10… whatever works for you.

Patreon lets you create different donation tiers with varying rewards for the donors. For example: When you donate $2/month you get a link to a site of your choice (e.g. your Tumblr) on milkboys, for $5/month you get a nudie of me and maybe for $50 you get all that plus a milkboys shirt on top. Stuff like that. I’m still trying to figure out what good rewards would look like so please let me know if you have any suggestions!

Last but not least thanks to the generous folks who brought the site back. Everyone who donated before will get access to the rewards as well of course, more about that later.

*just kidding about the nudie ;)

Photo by Oliver

Likes, Discussions & Nudity

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Due to popular demand the like feature for blog posts is back so don’t forget to check the last couple of posts and like stuff so we know what to post more of! I didn’t think people cared about it that much but quite a few of you asked for its return so here we go. I guess it’s neat to be able to give feedback without having to leave a comment.

Which brings us to our next point: Someone asked why nested comments don’t have a reply button. That’s because the comments are supposed to let you share your opinion or insight about a post, not to have lengthy discussions ;) For the latter we’ll have the forums ready very soon (thanks to AGmilky & the mod team who are setting it up right now).

And last but not least: it was really helpful to read all your feedback regarding  nudity on the blog. How do you feel about this compromise: When a picture is just artistic, not-in-your-face nudity without any sexual context we’ll leave it be but when it’s porn, boners or sexually suggestive stuff we’ll make it click-through. Is that something you could agree with?

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Relevant pic by lucasouza! Likeable, member of the milkboard & artistic nudity