Tuesday, September 28

Our Authors

Here’s a list of all of our authors.

Densil Porteous is the Executive Director/CEO of Stonewall Columbus. He has over 20 years engaging in nonprofit work as a volunteer and leader, at local and national levels, primarily working with organizations focused on issues of equity and access. Porteous’ nonprofit service work has been with groups like Advocates for Youth (Board Secretary), Human Rights Campaign (Board of Directors; former national Board of Governors), Equitas Health (Board Vice Chair), the Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation, and Create Columbus Commission (Chair).2 Articles

Sally Tatnall is the Co-Director of the Steering Committee for Old Lesbians Organizing Change (OLOC). She has been an activist all her life and feels lucky to be continuing her activism as part of OLOC in these late years of life. She is especially happy to be involved with one of the few remaining woman/lesbian only spaces left on the planet.2 Articles

Connor Mahon (he/they) is a queer student of communication sciences and disorders, linguistics, and psychology at Cleveland State University, pursuing a career in gender affirming healthcare. He works on campus for LGBTQ+ Student Services and as a writer of news and satire for CSU's student newspaper, The Cauldron. When not working or writing, Connor enjoys sewing, reading, and exploring Cleveland.2 Articles

Cassidy Naypauer is a future Speech-Language Pathologist who has always been passionate about writing, languages, and travel. She double-majored in speech pathology and Spanish at Miami University, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in speech pathology at Baldwin Wallace University.1 Articles

Dr. Libertas X (DrLX) is a pseudonym of an Ohio-based scholar, activist, and educator living in Northeast Ohio. To learn more about groups attacking diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in schools across Northeast Ohio, please follow DrLX on Twitter at @DrLibertasX1 Articles

Tim Collingwood is a resident of Lakewood, Ohio, but grew up in Valley View and Shaker Heights. He is a theatre artist and community activist.1 Articles

Aaron Johnson Levy is an actor, producer and reality TV superfan.1 Articles

Ally Crays is the Youth Advisory Council Chair for PERIOD, a youth-fueled nonprofit that strives to eradicate period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy. Through the distribution of menstrual products, promotion of youth leadership, and championing of menstrual equity in policy, PERIOD aims to center those disproportionately affected by period poverty and support local efforts for menstrual equity.1 Articles

H.L. Comeriato is a queer and non-binary writer and reporter from Akron, Ohio. They cover public health for The Devil Strip via Report for America. Reach them at HL@thedevilstrip.com1 Articles