Happy Birthday to Axxidental (formerly Accidental Bear) that turns 7 years old this week! What a wild 7 years it’s been! Somethings have worked, somethings have not. But I’m never afraid of trying new things, change direction, and pave my own path. That is one of the benefits of working for yourself. Axxidental is still independently owned and produced. That is how I’ve been able to keep it completely unique and not becoming just another gay site (Don’t make me list them!).
I have come to realize that Axxidental site is not for the masses or the mainstream, and I am completely fine with it just being a ‘kinda popular site.’ It is the dedicated followers and readers that give me the strength and confidence to keep going. From day one until today, I have had the same goal. That is to promote and expose underground, up-and-coming artists, musicians, bands, and so on, to a larger deserving audience. I grew up in an underground and fringe community of artist, and what I see shared today is a very narrow window of the LGBTQ community. The site has always been an outlet to other LGBTQ folks around the world, to those that live outside of the mainstream, and to expose them to other like minded people. If you do not see yourself in gay mainstream media, you are not alone.
I am proud to represent the freaks, weirdos, and queerdos that mainstream media won’t touch, unless they have a six pack and a slutty Instagram (Zero shame in that).
I know it’s cute and artsy to be poor (sarcasm). Think about throwing down some spare change to help support AXXIDENTAL and be part of it’s future. I have always said, “If I had money to run the site, I’d be hella dangerous!”
Cheers to another 7 years!
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