InTheFray is an online magazine for writers and artists to explore global issues and engage readers with personal perspectives and critical analysis.

InTheFray launched on April 9, 2001. An all-volunteer staff founded the magazine with the goal of helping readers better understand the experiences and perspectives of other people through powerful, personal stories on global issues. InTheFray has always featured original reporting — a rarity on the Web — with firsthand accounts and exclusive interviews from around the world, as well as compelling personal essays, photography, artwork, fiction, and poetry by contributors from all walks of life. Over the years, the breadth and ambition of our work have grown. We have published articles from writers and artists on all seven continents, and our content has won national recognition from journalism and advocacy organizations, including an Excellence in Online Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and nominations from the National Press Photographers Association and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

With your help, InTheFray will continue to bring you stories that you can't find elsewhere. We have no corporate sponsorship, and almost all of our funding comes directly from our readers. Our loyalty is entirely to you, and to producing the stories you want to see.

In these turbulent times, we need to hear from "outsiders" more than ever to maintain a balanced understanding of the world. We need to know what people are thinking beyond the racial, gender, sexuality, or political majority. We need to hear voices from InTheFray.

Your support will mean that those voices continue to have a home, and a place to interact. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today by going to www.inthefray.org/donate and clicking on the Google Checkout, PayPal, or other links.

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