The TQ team

The Queerness is managed by a group of LGBTQ+ writers, all of whom bear collective responsibility for maintaining a steady stream of thought-provoking articles.

You can click on each writer’s name to go directly to their author page.



Lee Williscroft-Ferris 
(Founder/Acting Editor-in-Chief)

Lee Williscroft-Ferris is the founder of The Queerness. He spent two years as Editor-in-Chief of So So Gay, then the UK’s fastest growing online LGBT magazine. He has also written for FS magazine and Reykjavik Grapevine and is a signature blogger at The Huffington Post UK and a contributor to Indy Voices. He is a left-handed dyspraxic vegan stumbling his way through life. He spends his time between Northumberland and Reykjavik and is particularly passionate about human and animal rights.

@calamospondylus


Annette Pryce (Deputy Editor)

Annette is an accomplished trade union activist and avid speech writer. She works as a secondary school teacher in the Home Counties and spends her free time representing LGBTQ+ union members as a member of the NUT National Executive, where she is the LGBT+ Equality Seat Holder. She has been published in the Morning Star and Schools Week on LGBTQ+ issues in schools and education, as well as the Guardian’s ‘Secret Teacher’. She has been interviewed on radio in both England and Scotland on homophobic bullying and its effects. She is a cis-gender lesbian and a proud ally and advocate of and for the trans, bisexual and non-binary communities and all those in between. She believes that people’s lives shouldn’t be up for discussion or debate, and has a special interest in the progression of same-sex marriage laws internationally, as well as issues of faith and the LGBTQ+ community. She also sits on the TUC LGBT+ committee

@LGBTEXEC


 

Marcus Stow (Engagement and Diversity)

Marcus Stow is a cisgender gay man in Walthamstow, East London. He’s passionate about intersectionality in LGBT+ organisations and spaces. He loves to rant about racism, gentrification and other social justice issues on Twitter and has previously written for So So Gay. He likes to sing Whitney songs on karaoke and loves to encourage his husband to cook him gourmet meals.

@marcusjdl


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Juno is a writer and campaigner with a focus on trans equality, sexual health and HIV. Juno writes for a wide range of publications from Refinery29 to the Tate Magazine. She is currently working on her first book. Juno is   Patron of CliniQ, a board member of the Sophia Forum and a member of the SWIFT steering committee.

@JustJuno1


Andrew Macdougall

Andrew is a freelance journalist from Melbourne, Australia and completed a Diploma of Journalism via Australian College. A proud bisexual, Andrew, is an advocate for removing bierasure and biphobia from modern society as bisexuals face the struggle of acceptance from inside and outside LGBTQ+ circles. Andrew is also a staunch supporter of equal rights, marriage equality and hopes to move into the field of LGBTQ+ media and helping youth in the future. Andrew, who is a passionate sports fan, has had his work featured by numerous organisations and online publications, including Fansided, Pro Hockey News and Forza Italian Football. Outside of writing, Andrew – who is a Male Sharkie – loves fashion, music and relaxing at the beach.

@AndrewMacWrites