Dana Perkiss (she/her) is a New York City based Content Writer with a BA in English: Writing and Journalism, who is also completing her NASM Personal Training certification. She is passionate about creating safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community, connecting queer creators, and helping LGBTQ+ and BLM organizations. In her spare time, you can find Dana hiking, working out, or probably playing Pokémon.
Dequita Tate (she/her) is a Producer and Artist living in New York City, who was born and raised in Racine, WI. She currently produces creative content for Priorities USA, which is the largest Democratic Party super PAC.
Tori LaFon (she/her) is a marketing, social media, and community coordinator based in New York City. After earning a BA in Media Studies with a Film Correlate Sequence from Vassar College, where she focused on using media for activism, she co-founded QC to help create queer safe spaces and advocate on behalf of others. Her passions inclu
Tori LaFon (she/her) is a marketing, social media, and community coordinator based in New York City. After earning a BA in Media Studies with a Film Correlate Sequence from Vassar College, where she focused on using media for activism, she co-founded QC to help create queer safe spaces and advocate on behalf of others. Her passions include queer representation in film, building queer community, and petting every dog she sees.
Nikkia Rivera (she/her) is the Virtual Events Manager at QC. Born and raised in NYC she is an occasional writer whose true passion lies in professional procrastination. A book lover, her life’s goal is to finish the pile of unread books that is slowly overtaking her bedroom.
Whitney Shepherd (she/her) is a New York City based entertainment publicist hailing from Atlanta, GA. After receiving her BA in Communications from Hofstra University, she joined QC to continue her passions for diverse representation and advocating for others. In her spare time, Whitney gives industry advice to undergraduate students, bakes apple pies and binge watches Netflix!
Joelle Jacoski (they/them) is a non-binary Philadelphia based writer who got a degree in English from Muhlenberg College and thought they'd put it to good use writing for Queers for a Cause. They're passionate about queer news, films, television shows, and video games. They are currently in the process of writing their first book. More of their work can be found at www.joellejacoski.com
Emily Rosado (she/her) wants to live in a world that’s a real life musical because then she’d always know the words. Emily has a dual degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations and she spent a lot of time performing angry slam poetry and comedy. She is inspired to write social justice because she’s a Black Puerto Rican, bisexual plus size womxn ready for the revolution. Pa’lante!
Joshua Rivero (he/him) is a contributing writer in Houston, Texas. He is an English Major (with a focus on Creative Writing) at the University of Houston-Downtown. Aside from his studies, he also dances, sings, plays piano, and works part time at a hospital. When he’s not working, Joshua is usually reading fantasy/horror novels, playing video games, or pondering the meaning of human existence.
Maddy Stern (they/them) is a writer and artist currently living in New York City. They spend most of their time watching bad action movies, playing video games, or baking. Their creative work spans many genres, including sci-fi/fantasy, creative non-fiction, and poetry. They’re currently working on a collection of queer horror stories. You can follow them on Instagram at @madzdoesart.
Naomi Norbez, aka Bez (he/they) is a writer and game maker from New Jersey. When he's not binge-watching Netflix shows, he's creating new interactive fictions, reading, or writing fanfic (again). You can follow them on Twitter @NaomiNorbez.