Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Observer Swag-A-Rama

For those just accessing this blog and for those who may have seen it, the Observer has set up an online "store" on Cafe Press, like practically every other website and blog has done.

This has been done solely in an effort to raise funds to augment the rising production costs to maintaining a free (to readers), weekly LGBT newspaper, website (with a historical archive of Tucson's LGBT history from 1976 to the present) and now blog. Any proceeds will go for this, period.

Times are tough and advertisements have diminished with the Observer, as with other publications, newspaper, magazine, etc., and for 32 years total, including 12 years online, the Observer has strived to keep the LGBT community aware and informed through this free publication. These efforts though cost and thus, the advertisements, which pay for the publication.

This is just one effort, another will be forthcoming. So if you browse at the Observer "store," thank you. If you decide to purchase and item, the management of the Observer will appreciate it.

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