The following letter was mailed out to subscribers of Options over the holidays.

Dear Options Readers,

Options Magazine is happy to announce our relaunch in April 2018.  To kick off this exciting endeavor, we will host our annual open meeting in April to discuss the future of Options, introduce our new Board of Directors, promote our annual 5K run, and unveil our May 2018 edition.  This will be the chance to speak openly on how we will continue to serve the LGBTQ community.  Most importantly, this is the opportunity for you to discuss what Options means to you and the role you can play in our future.

We will hit the ground running in 2018.  We have made great progress over the past few years with advancement of LGBTQ rights, but now a political climate has emerged that threatens all that we have worked for. In 2017 alone, we have seen record attacks against people in our community all across this country—especially against those who are transgender.  For the past 36 years, Options has served to inform, educate, and call attention to issues that impact our community—this is certainly no time to rest.  As United States Senator Kamala Harris once said, “the American dream belongs to all of us,” but we know that dream is threatened with the continued attacks on our community at the federal level.

While we are happy with the developments with our publication, we will continue to strive for excellence.  We will continue to prove that Options Magazine highlights, and brings together, the strength of our community.  Options Magazine continues to be used as a reference for those who have not yet come out.

None of this is possible without you.  With your help, we have been able to distribute over 60,000 copies of Options Magazine.  Our mailing list includes over 3,000 households.  We cover issues that main stream media ignores.  This is all achieved because of you.  With your support, we will continue with the publication; strengthen our online presence; and become a rallying point for the LGBTQ community in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and beyond.

Did you know…

  • $25 covers the cost of one yearly subscription
  • $50 covers the cost of your subscription and a friend
  • $100 ensures that 8 businesses or organizations have copies available each month
  • $225 helps to offset our rent for one month
  • $500 covers our design and layout for one issue
  • $1000 covers the mailing of one issue to every reader (3000) and makes you totally awesome.

Return the enclosed card with your donation today, or donate online at optionsri.org/donate/

Options Magazine thanks you for your donation and continued support.