QueersPlay is creating queer art, tutorials, and queer and trans safer spaces.
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Well howdy, folks! Thanks for stopping by our Patreon!

We are QueersPlay--a queer and trans cosplay and artist collective founded in 2014 out of Chicago to challenge the toxic masculinity, homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and misogyny that often runs rampant in convention, fandom, and nerd culture. We are focused on supporting the most vulnerable individuals in the LGBTQIA+ communities by providing visible safe and inclusive geek spaces and contributing to grassroots organizations (e.g. Project Fierce, The Transformative Justice Law Project, SWOP, etc.) that advocate for them.

So, where do you come in?

You, lovely human, can help us by becoming our Patron. Sounds kind of snazzy, right? By donating to our cause, you will not only be ensuring that our members are able to carve out those inclusive safe spaces at as many cons as possible, you will also be contributing to the organizations that we support. With your dollar or two (or ten or fifty), you will be able to definitively say that you helped make a personal difference in the lives of the QueersPlay members AND across our LGBTQIA+ communities. Talk about being a superhero!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Every superhero likes a little pat on the back once in a while, so we've also got some AWESOME PATRON REWARDS just for YOU!

You can browse our exclusive content and reward tiers on the right side of this page. Go on, check it out (you know you want to)!

But before you go, we want to let you all know ONE MORE TIME just how much we appreciate you and your support! Our communities mean the world to us, and supporting them is a passion that drives each and every member of QueersPlay. We are so grateful for everyone who contributes to our organization--no matter the tier--because without you we would not be able to continue doing this work.

We can't wait to share more of this journey with all of you. <3
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
By donating $1 a month, you can unlock exclusive content and join our community of patrons by receiving:


  • An induction into the Patron Club!
  • Access to the webseries BLOOPER REEL!
Webisode Shout Out!
$3 or more per month 1 patron
 By donating $3 a month, you can get a super special shout-out in our next webisode!
  • Be sure to provide the name and pronoun(s) you want us to use!
Monthly Button Subscription
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
 QueersPlay is well known in convention spaces for our unique fandom and LGBTQ button designs.
• With this tier, not only will you be eligible for the $1 tier rewards, but you will receive one new button from QueersPlay every month!   Buttons are mailed out in packs of 3 every 3 months. 
• Additionally, you  will receive patreon exclusive buttons that will not be sold in conventions or online. 
Norman Reedus Fan Club
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
Everyone thinks their cat is the best but they're wrong, because we definitely have the best stupid baby on the planet.  Under this reward tier, you will receive:
  • Patreon exclusive photos and videos of Norman Reedus cat.
  • Could you really ask for more??
Merch Discount
$10 or more per month 1 patron
 By donating $10 a month, you will receive a special 10% discount code for all of our merch on Etsy! 
  • You like shiny things!
  • We got shiny things!
  • Buy our shiny things 4 less!
Mystery Merch!
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
QueersPlay makes a variety of unique pieces to sell in conventions, including LGBTQ buttons, jewelry, and clothing, jewelry, hair accessories, and cosplay and art prints.  In this tier, you will receive:

 •A mystery box of merch!  It might include one item, it might include ten!
• The mystery box has a guaranteed retail value of $10-$50

Queer Parent Care Packages
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
 Are you a queer young person without queer adult role models?  Or do you know someone who is?  Let us help.  
• For a $15 monthly donation, we will send a monthly care package that includes a note of affirmation and whatever self-care items will be helpful.

•  If there isn't a queer young person you have in mind, that's okay!  We are happy to send a donation in your name to a LGBTQ youth shelter or drop in center instead...we recommend the Broadway Youth Center in Chicago, but are happy to send to any program of your choosing as listed in the shipping address!
• Be sure to include gender identity and pronouns, what your presentation is, and what kinds of things feel good for you! 

DELUXE Button Subscription
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 QueersPlay is well known in convention spaces for our unique fandom and LGBTQ button designs.
• With this tier, not only will you be eligible for the $1 tier rewards, but you will receive FOUR new buttons from QueersPlay in the mail every single month!  
• Additionally, you will be able to request button designs, and will receive patreon exclusive buttons that will not be sold in conventions or online.  
Prints!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
By donating $25 a month, you can receive some of our awesome PRINTS!


  • Want a copy of the Queerest, Hipster-est, Greatest Avengers cosplay? You got it! 
  • We'll send you a signed print bi monthly of your choice from our members here at QueersPlay!
QueersPlay Live Stream!
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Like our webseries?  Wanna see shit get weird?  At this tier, you get to interview us in a livestream!
  • We will do a one time livestream on our youtube channel where YOU ask the questions.  Anything you ever wanted to ask at one of our panels or at a convention?  Curious about how we intermingle?  Now's your chance to find out!
  • Additionally, your name will be featured in the "Thank You" section of the credits for every episode as long as you are donating on this reward tier.
QueersPlay Skype Date!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
What questions or conversations have you wanted to have with us at conventions or during our panels?  Now's your chance!!
  • You will be able to have a 30 minute private skype session with QueersPlay members of your choosing (minus Brian Milligan.  A man of mystery.)
  • Additionally, we will feature your name in the credits of our videos in the "Thank you" section for every video as long as you subscribe at this tier.
You Pick Our Episode!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
 Like our webseries? Want us to demo something specific? Well here's your chance to be in the driver's seat, pal. Donate $100 a month and you too can HAVE THE POWER!
  • YOU pick what we demo in our next webisode!
  • YOU pick the style (e.g. sober, drunk, serious, funny, etc.)!
  • Actually, it doesn't even have to BE a tutorial!  You see what kind of shenanigans we get up to!  Use your imagination!
  • Additionally, your name will be featured in the "Thank You" section of every video released as long as you are a subscriber on this tier.
QueersPlay Super Fan!
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
At the $150 tier, we want to make sure we have your back 1000% the same way you have ours!
  • Not only will you get to pick a tutorial or video like in the $100 tier, but you can make an appearance in it!  Since we travel the entire country attending conventions, this offer is limited to US fans.  Not only will you pick the tutorial, but you will star alongside us next time we visit your city! 
  • Additionally, you will be able to have a half hour private skype session with QueersPlay members of your choosing (minus Brian Milligan, we like to keep some mystery to him)
  • We will also feature your name in the credits for every video we release as long as you are a subscriber at this tier!
Goals
$22 of $500 per month
Baby steps for our first goal. Can we do it? YES WE CAN!

This goal is set to prove to ourselves that we can build a lasting and impactful organization. As vulnerable as it sounds, even the Mighty Gender-Morphin' Power Queers of QueersPlay have their worries and doubts about the sustainability of this awesome group--and we're being transparent about that.

If we can reach this goal, that will mean that we'll be able to leap on to bigger and more ambitious plans for us, for our communities, for all of our supporters, and for YOU!
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Well howdy, folks! Thanks for stopping by our Patreon!

We are QueersPlay--a queer and trans cosplay and artist collective founded in 2014 out of Chicago to challenge the toxic masculinity, homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and misogyny that often runs rampant in convention, fandom, and nerd culture. We are focused on supporting the most vulnerable individuals in the LGBTQIA+ communities by providing visible safe and inclusive geek spaces and contributing to grassroots organizations (e.g. Project Fierce, The Transformative Justice Law Project, SWOP, etc.) that advocate for them.

So, where do you come in?

You, lovely human, can help us by becoming our Patron. Sounds kind of snazzy, right? By donating to our cause, you will not only be ensuring that our members are able to carve out those inclusive safe spaces at as many cons as possible, you will also be contributing to the organizations that we support. With your dollar or two (or ten or fifty), you will be able to definitively say that you helped make a personal difference in the lives of the QueersPlay members AND across our LGBTQIA+ communities. Talk about being a superhero!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Every superhero likes a little pat on the back once in a while, so we've also got some AWESOME PATRON REWARDS just for YOU!

You can browse our exclusive content and reward tiers on the right side of this page. Go on, check it out (you know you want to)!

But before you go, we want to let you all know ONE MORE TIME just how much we appreciate you and your support! Our communities mean the world to us, and supporting them is a passion that drives each and every member of QueersPlay. We are so grateful for everyone who contributes to our organization--no matter the tier--because without you we would not be able to continue doing this work.

We can't wait to share more of this journey with all of you. <3

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Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
By donating $1 a month, you can unlock exclusive content and join our community of patrons by receiving:


  • An induction into the Patron Club!
  • Access to the webseries BLOOPER REEL!
Webisode Shout Out!
$3 or more per month 1 patron
 By donating $3 a month, you can get a super special shout-out in our next webisode!
  • Be sure to provide the name and pronoun(s) you want us to use!
Monthly Button Subscription
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
 QueersPlay is well known in convention spaces for our unique fandom and LGBTQ button designs.
• With this tier, not only will you be eligible for the $1 tier rewards, but you will receive one new button from QueersPlay every month!   Buttons are mailed out in packs of 3 every 3 months. 
• Additionally, you  will receive patreon exclusive buttons that will not be sold in conventions or online. 
Norman Reedus Fan Club
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
Everyone thinks their cat is the best but they're wrong, because we definitely have the best stupid baby on the planet.  Under this reward tier, you will receive:
  • Patreon exclusive photos and videos of Norman Reedus cat.
  • Could you really ask for more??
Merch Discount
$10 or more per month 1 patron
 By donating $10 a month, you will receive a special 10% discount code for all of our merch on Etsy! 
  • You like shiny things!
  • We got shiny things!
  • Buy our shiny things 4 less!
Mystery Merch!
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
QueersPlay makes a variety of unique pieces to sell in conventions, including LGBTQ buttons, jewelry, and clothing, jewelry, hair accessories, and cosplay and art prints.  In this tier, you will receive:

 •A mystery box of merch!  It might include one item, it might include ten!
• The mystery box has a guaranteed retail value of $10-$50

Queer Parent Care Packages
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
 Are you a queer young person without queer adult role models?  Or do you know someone who is?  Let us help.  
• For a $15 monthly donation, we will send a monthly care package that includes a note of affirmation and whatever self-care items will be helpful.

•  If there isn't a queer young person you have in mind, that's okay!  We are happy to send a donation in your name to a LGBTQ youth shelter or drop in center instead...we recommend the Broadway Youth Center in Chicago, but are happy to send to any program of your choosing as listed in the shipping address!
• Be sure to include gender identity and pronouns, what your presentation is, and what kinds of things feel good for you! 

DELUXE Button Subscription
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 QueersPlay is well known in convention spaces for our unique fandom and LGBTQ button designs.
• With this tier, not only will you be eligible for the $1 tier rewards, but you will receive FOUR new buttons from QueersPlay in the mail every single month!  
• Additionally, you will be able to request button designs, and will receive patreon exclusive buttons that will not be sold in conventions or online.  
Prints!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
By donating $25 a month, you can receive some of our awesome PRINTS!


  • Want a copy of the Queerest, Hipster-est, Greatest Avengers cosplay? You got it! 
  • We'll send you a signed print bi monthly of your choice from our members here at QueersPlay!
QueersPlay Live Stream!
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Like our webseries?  Wanna see shit get weird?  At this tier, you get to interview us in a livestream!
  • We will do a one time livestream on our youtube channel where YOU ask the questions.  Anything you ever wanted to ask at one of our panels or at a convention?  Curious about how we intermingle?  Now's your chance to find out!
  • Additionally, your name will be featured in the "Thank You" section of the credits for every episode as long as you are donating on this reward tier.
QueersPlay Skype Date!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
What questions or conversations have you wanted to have with us at conventions or during our panels?  Now's your chance!!
  • You will be able to have a 30 minute private skype session with QueersPlay members of your choosing (minus Brian Milligan.  A man of mystery.)
  • Additionally, we will feature your name in the credits of our videos in the "Thank you" section for every video as long as you subscribe at this tier.
You Pick Our Episode!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
 Like our webseries? Want us to demo something specific? Well here's your chance to be in the driver's seat, pal. Donate $100 a month and you too can HAVE THE POWER!
  • YOU pick what we demo in our next webisode!
  • YOU pick the style (e.g. sober, drunk, serious, funny, etc.)!
  • Actually, it doesn't even have to BE a tutorial!  You see what kind of shenanigans we get up to!  Use your imagination!
  • Additionally, your name will be featured in the "Thank You" section of every video released as long as you are a subscriber on this tier.
QueersPlay Super Fan!
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
At the $150 tier, we want to make sure we have your back 1000% the same way you have ours!
  • Not only will you get to pick a tutorial or video like in the $100 tier, but you can make an appearance in it!  Since we travel the entire country attending conventions, this offer is limited to US fans.  Not only will you pick the tutorial, but you will star alongside us next time we visit your city! 
  • Additionally, you will be able to have a half hour private skype session with QueersPlay members of your choosing (minus Brian Milligan, we like to keep some mystery to him)
  • We will also feature your name in the credits for every video we release as long as you are a subscriber at this tier!