A magazine by LGBTQIA* people, for LGBTQIA* people (and their allies) helping to bring people together!
Our mission is to provide LGBTQQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer,Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual) youth and their allies ages 13-30 with a publication that discusses ideas and issues that are important to them. We look to increase positive LGBTQQIA awareness in media and in print, and portray a positive and honest view of LGBTQQIA individuals. We look to foster hope in today's youth, to show them that they can make a difference and that things will improve. Just a Bit Radical is a place just as its name states, a little radical—Forward thinking, bold, and edgy.
We don't censor content and believe that honesty and open communication opens doors. Just a Bit Radical operates on a submission-based initiative, meaning that we don't put walls up and limit people with too many guidelines. Our themes are broad, and voted on by our membership. We find that opening up themes to voting opens up dialogue and encourages communication, bridging gaps and bringing people together. We believe that today's LGBTQQIA youth have the power to change the world for the better, and we serve as a place to remind them that things will change if you get a bit radical, and break down walls.
"I decided to start Just a Bit Radical because I was tired of seeing the suicides of LGBT youth every time I turned around," says Kiran. "I was tired of seeing every magazine only cater to one part of the LGBT spectrum and never include youth. I also am alarmed at the lack of transgender representation in print. Being bigender myself, I think that having a positive trans* voice in print and digital media is important. Transgender,gender-nonconforming, and gender-variant kids--as well as those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or questioning--need to know there are others like them. In the media they should be portrayed normally, just like everyone else. Just a Bit Radical is designed to be that place. I took the next step, gathered some amazingly talented and creative friends...And here we are today!"
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 11, 2012.
Mar 12, 2012 - May 11, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $2 or more
Gets you a JABR sticker to put on yourself, your dog, your laptop...You get the idea.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Gets you a digital copy of the magazine and a sticker with the JABR logo on it!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Print of any piece Juli has done, and the first digital copy of the 'zine once it is outEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Digital download of the magazine for a full year, a sticker, and an autographed print of Juli's, and an awesome t-shirt with the JABR logo on it.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A copy of the magazine (The first printed magazines will only be for those who go above and beyond, and will be limited edition), and a sketch of you in the 'Wicked Unscripted' style by Juli, an awesome t-shirt with the JABR logo on it, and a sticker.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Gets you a handwritten article, stickers, and a 'zine signed by as many of the main contributors as I can get my hands on (The first printed magazines will only be for those who go above and beyond, and will be limited edition) as well as a thank you in all 4 of this year's printed issues, and an awesome t-shirt with the JABR logo on it.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $200 or more
Puts you in an episode of 'Wicked Unscripted' by Juli, a signed magazine (The first printed magazines will only be for those who go above and beyond, and will be limited edition), a year's subscription of the digital magazine, and an awesome t-shirt with the JABR logo on it.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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Gets you all of the above, plus a free commission by Juli, and a discussion with Kiran over coffee anywhere within a 75 mile radius of where he lives or 60 minutes on skype with Kiran, Juli, or Elizabeth, and an awesome t-shirt with the JABR logo on it.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
You will receive a one of a kind print by A. Elizabeth Yeterian of your choosing, painted, signed and with a certificate of authenticity. You will also receive everything above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
You will be able to tell A. Elizabeth Yeterian what you want her to paint for you in a custom commission, and receive it on a A2 Canvas. All rights will still belong to A. Elizabeth for the piece for redistribution of prints, promotional things, etc. You will also receive all rewards from $500 and below.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012