Listen up! Are you an artist? Crafter? Music maker or booty shaker? We are searching for QUEER CREATIVES to be a part of our Global Creative Directory. This ever-growing list of visual artists, fashion designers, musicians, actors, and more is a testament to the abundance of gifts and abilities our queer community has to offer. Our goal is to connect creatives with each other, and to more audiences. Beginning with Louisiana, our directory spans from our home base in Shreveport to NYC, London, New Zealand, and beyond. If you identify as queer and would like to be a part of this directory (and history), email us at queerport@gmail.com or tag us on social media. We are currently prioritizing BIPOC and TGNC+ folx. The time to assemble is now.

 

 

VISUAL

 

Michelle Auvenshine | experimental photographer

Jacksonville, Texas

Facebook

 

 

 

Finn Levi Basil | multimedia artist

Nashville, Tennessee

Artist, drag performer, and model.

Art Instagram / Model Instagram

 

 

Ben Butler | mixed media artist/graphic designer

Atlanta, Georgia

Custom, silly art of various things. Open for commissions.

» etsy.com/shop/happycupstudioGA

Facebook / Instagram / Tumblr

 

 

Kendra Callaway

Decatur, Georgia

Visual artist turned maskmaker.

» etsy.com/shop/SapphicCat

Instagram

 

 

 

Harper Cantrell | tattoo artist

Savannah, Georgia

Focusing on a modern and illustrative rendition of American Traditional style.

» harpertattoos.bigcartel.com

Instagram

 

 

Ben Collongues | photographer

New Orleans, Louisiana

Self-taught with an affinity for lifestyle photography. Prints available for sale of the 2019 NOLA Trans March of Resilience (a portion of sales are being donated to the organization).

» bencollongues.com

Instagram

 

 

April Cross | oil/acrylic/watercolor painter

Haughton, Louisiana

Open for commissions.

Facebook

 

 

Rachaela DiRosaria | mixed media artist

New Orleans, Louisiana

Contemporary folk artist, focusing on narrative cabinets and boxes.

» feralfemmeart.bigcartel.com

Instagram

 

 

Angela Duncan | photographer

Longview, Texas

Fine art, boudoir photography.

Facebook

 

 

Azure Fortman | mixed media visual artist

Longview, Texas

Crafter with a focus on painting and wreath making.

» Southern Wildlife Decor

 

 

Ari Gabrek | mixed media artist

New Orleans, Louisiana

Prints, painting, and photographs.

Facebook / Instagram

 

Meg Golding | comic book artist/embroider

Decatur, Georgia

Specializing in embroidery and custom pronoun pins.

» etsy.com/shop/hellmousestudios

Instagram

 

 

Joey Hartmann-Dow | illustrator

New Orleans, Louisiana

Creator of art prints, custom illustrations, and greeting cards; spearheaded The Badass Women Project.

» usandweart.com

 

 

Eva Hawkes | mixed media artist

London, England

Hand-painted decor inspired by the wonders of nature.

» linktr.ee/evahawkes

Instagram

 

 

Lydia G. Henderson | mixed media artist

Nashville, Tennessee

Specializing in paintings, illustrations, and photography; open for commissions.

Instagram

 

 

Randy Highley | mixed media artist

Kansas City, Missouri

Handmade wood, resin, and metal decor.

» flannelfly66.com

Facebook

 

 

Portia Hunter | analog and digital photographer

Atlanta, Georgia

Prints available for sale. Email for inquiries.

Instagram

 

 

Jason Hyde | mixed media artist

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Alt Queer Surrealism Art.

Instagram

 

 

Aidan Issac | 2D/digital artist

New Orleans, Louisiana

Available for select commissions. Contact via email.

» aidanhernandez.crevado.com

 

 

Heather John | crafter

Shreveport, Louisiana

Specializing in glitter tumbler mugs.

» etsy.com/shop/CajunUnicornDesigns

Facebook

 

 

Silas Julian | mixed media artist

Cleveland, Mississippi

Nude body positive art, kitschy collages, and trans portraits. Open for commissions.

» etsy.com/shop/silasjulian

Instagram

 

 

 

Felicia Kay | photographer

Shreveport, Louisiana

Events, special occasions, and all things nerdy.

Facebook

 

 

Casey Fitzgerald | watercolor painter

Shreveport, Louisiana

Pet portraits; open for commissions.

Facebook / Instagram / TikTok

 

 

Kelly Ketchum | taxidermist/crafter

Shreveport, Louisiana

Open for comissions.

» etsy.com/shop/NerdWithPaints

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Richard B. Marshall | filmmaker/illustrator

Atlanta, Georgia

» protectyourmonster.com

 

 

Patrick Allen McBride | acrylic painter

Little Rock, Arkansas Open for commissions.

Instagram

 

 

Maggie Molisee | mixed media artist

Shreveport, Louisiana

"Dark, macabre, surreal, beautiful, inspirational, and provocative."

» magotpie.com

 

 

Augustus Morgan | mixed media artist

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Portraitures and sketches.

» etsy.com/shop/OtonoArt

Instagram

 

 

Rachel Morris | acrylic painter

Tyler, Texas

Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

Squeex Nellon | embroiderer

New Orleans, Louisiana

Specializing in joint art and other radical things.

» jointsbysqueex.storenvy.com

Instagram / Twitter

 

 

Karina Orta | photographer

Lufkin, Texas

Wall Portraits / Prints / Canvas / Fine Art / Digital

» 1992portraits.com

Facebook

 

 

Roma Michel Pace | mixed media artist/writer

Harvey, Louisiana

Cos-play creations, 2D-3D art.

Instagram

 

 

Shannon O'Rear Palmer | photographer

Shreveport, Louisiana

Documentary / Art / Editorial / Portraits

» shannonpalmerart.com

 

 

Erika Penix | photographer

San Diego, California

Wedding photographer and woven wall hanging creator.

» withsaltedbones.com

» etsy.com/shop/cactusandhoneyco

 

 

Shanisia Person | illustrator/painter/DJ

Atlanta, Georgia

They explore sexuality in all its forms, from the mundane to gender, even BDSM.

» shanisiaperson.wixsite.com/illustration

Instagram

 

 

Ashley Pimenta | illustrator/graphic designer

Atlanta, Georgia

» ashleypimenta.com

 

 

S. M. Prescott | mixed media/fine artist

Ruston, Louisiana

Creating art born of mourning, healing, questioning, and growing.

» swampdyke.com

Instagram

 

 

Roberta Raimondi | hobbyist

London, England

Magical, cute, and ethical creations.

» etsy.com/shop/itsprettymagic

 

 

Marco Avery Rose | digital and acrylic painter

San Antonio, Texas

Available for commissions of original characters, portraits, and NSFW content.

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Noah James Saunders | wire sculptor/jewelry designer

Athens, Georgia

Currently celebrating with a 30-year retrospective.

» noahjamessaunders.com

 

 

Sebastian Shepherd | mixed media artist

Shreveport, Louisiana

Glass blowing, 2D-3D art, sculptures.

» sebshep.com

 

Mason Slay | mixed media artist

Metarie, Louisiana

Specializing in art, buttons, and hand-sewn patches to declare yourself.

» slayshop.store

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Ruben E. Smith | experimental filmmaker

Natchitoches, Louisiana

"A private showing of my films as the world collapses."

Instagram

 

 

Emmett Stoffer | mixed media artist

Massachusetts

(S)cyborg making art for all bodies in colonized Pocumtuc/Nipmuc territory.

» etsy.com/shop/queerlycrafted

Instagram / Patreon

 

 

Sam Delos Reyes Strickland | photographer/videographer

Atlanta, Georgia

Content creator with a love of music, fashion, and art photography.

» cryst4lfemme.myportfolio.com

Instagram

 

 

Whitney Tates | mixed media artist

Shreveport, Louisiana

Acrylic and watercolor. Open for commissions.

» wetpaintarts.com

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Tyler Thomas | mixed media artist

Pensacola Beach, Florida

Traveling artist who focusses on creating upcycled art, skate decks, pendants, and other creations. Available for performance art, workshops, and handiwork.

» thesugawooks.com

Facebook

 

 

Jonathan Watson | mixed media artist

Lafayette, Louisiana

Illustration, printmaking, and painting.

Instagram

 

 

Sebastian Williams | mixed media artist

Shreveport, Louisiana

2D art, photography, and graphic design.

» artistthatiam.com

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Jason Woods | photographer/videographer

Shreveport, Louisiana

Portraits, wedding, fashion, editorial, creative.

» sisufoto.myportfolio.com

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Adam Zee | mixed media artist

Georgia

Repurposed trash, digital, and otherwise.

Instagram

 

AUDIO

 

Adonis BC | DJ/musician/performer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spiral of gender and performance.

» woahfullypreparedrecords.bandcamp.com/track/swish

Instagram

 

 

Connor Cochran | composer/producer

Atlanta, Georgia

Spotify

 

 

Hannah Hammell | producer

New Orleans, Louisiana

SoundCloud

 

 

Max Hearn | experimental artist

Vicksburg, Mississippi

SoundCloud

 

 

 

Frank Jones | musician/performer

Shreveport, Louisiana

SoundCloud / Instagram

 

 

 

Sadie Jones | experimental musician

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SoundCloud

 

 

 

Ray Lark | musician/visual artist

Asheville, North Carolina

» crookedghost.bandcamp.com

Facebook / YouTube

 

 

Lazarus N. Letcher | musician/writer

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Singer/songwriter, violist, and member of Eileen & the In-Betweens.

» lazarusletcher.com

Instagram / Patreon

 

Corey Pope | neo-funk artist

Atlanta, Georgia

Nova Luxurious - Focus EP

 

 

Ian Quiet | composer/actor

Shreveport, Louisiana

Spotify / Facebook / Instagram

 

PERFORMANCE

 

Simone Byrd (Carlotta Coquette) | burlesque dancer

New Orleans, Louisiana

Co-founder of NOLA Drag & Burlesque.

Instagram

 

 

 

Robin Carlisle | actress, editor

Shreveport, Louisiana

New Eyes - A Short Film

 

 

Jacob Corder (Mirage) | drag artist

Shreveport, Louisiana

Instagram

 

Shadi Darzeidan (Lemon Pop) | drag artist/graphic designer

Shreveport, Louisiana

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Danny Fox-Trot | drag/visual artist

Dallas, Texas

Draglesque, queer artist.

» dragfor.fans/dannyfoxtrot

Drag Instagram / Art Instagram

 

 

Lee Garrett (Gale Wynns) | drag artist

Shreveport, Louisiana

Instagram

 

 

Mat Latz (June Cleavage) | playwright/actor/drag artist

Shreveport, Louisiana

TikTok / Instagram

 

Sarah Mowrey | comedian

Los Angeles, California

Non-binary, bisexual comedian and writer.

TiKTok / Instagram / Twitter

 

 

Skyy Ohara | drag artist

Longview, Texas

Facebook

 

 

Marcus Thomas | actor/dancer/singer/drag artist

Lubbock, Texas

An opera-singing drag queen who enjoys slinging cookie dough.

» mthomascshs.wixsite.com/marcusthomas

Blanca Del Loco's Sweet Treats Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Ashe Valentine (Harlequin Cheshire) | drag artist/mermaid/cosplayer

St. Louis, Missouri

Instagram / NOT YOUR AVERAGE WAIFU - Virtual Drag Show (20:50)

 

DIGITAL

 

Selvyn Bell | graphic designer

Lafayette, Louisiana

Specializing in 2D/3D character design.

» selvyn_bell.artstation.com

 

 

Sofie Thema Eisenhower | programmer

Dallas, Texas

Programming mainly in object-oriented languages, preferring Java and Python.

» github.com/teachable

 

 

Emily Hamann | graphic designer/photographer

Shreveport, Louisiana

Digital / Advertising / Publications / Branding

Facebook

 

 

 

Mason Reyes | illustrator

Gainesville, Florida

Includes NSFW art. Open for commissions.

» fiverr.com/lotuszen/sketch-your-character-for-you

Instagram

 

 

Ash Walsh | illustrator

Atlanta, Georgia

Storyboards, illustrations, and comics. T-shirts available. Open for commissions.

» linktr.ee/ashtrashmagash

Instagram

 

BEAUTY

 

Katya Herb | queer plant witch

Chicago, Illinois

Herbal ritual tools for radical self-care.

» fecundherbals.com

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

 

Danielle Jackson | model/beauty entrepreneur

Shreveport, Louisiana

Facebook

 

FASHION±TEXTILES

 

Sara Glassman | jewelry designer

Homewood, Alabama

Specializes in wearable art.

» etsy.com/shop/medusasmirror

 

 

Daquine. J. Hebert | fashion designer

New Orleans, Louisiana

Self-taught designer of queer fashion.

» etsy.com/shop/Jahireen

Instagram

 

 

 

Adam King | jewelry designer

Shreveport, Louisiana

Custom natural gemstone jewelry and home decor.

Facebook

 

 

Christopher Manley | jewelry designer

Big Sandy, Texas

Jewelry, painting, crafts.

Facebook

 

 

Logan Spector | illustrator

New Zealand

Silk scarves celebrating queer love, mythology, and fantasy.

» logandria.com

Instagram

 

Møss Spøre | textile artist

Schenectady, New York

Crocheting clothing and home decor.

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Derick Stevens-Jones | stylist/boutique owner

Shreveport, Louisiana

Vintage clothing for guys, gals, & non-binary pals.

» vesselvintage.com

Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

 

 

Joshua & Duane Sullivan-Bradley | textile artists

Shreveport, Louisiana

Specializing in the knitting, weaving, and dyeing of yarn.

» louisianayarnguys.com

 

Kymberly Taylor | hat designer

Harker Heights, Texas

Custom-made, one-of-a-kind fedoras and feathers.

» khatswag0119.com

Facebook / Instagram

 

 

Jessica Upchurch (Jessica St. James) | textile artist/drag artist

Bossier City, Louisiana

Crochet creations, hand-made, and up-cycled items.

Lady of the Moon Creations Facebook / Jessica St. James Facebook

 

TEXT

 

Brody Parrish Craig | writer/poet

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Founder of Twang Anthology, a resource for TLGBQ writers.

» brodyparrishcraig.com

» twanganthology.org

 

 

 

Alex Robert Franco | writer/poet

Atlanta, Georgia

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

» alexrobertfranco.com

Patreon / Instagram / Twitter

 

 

 

D.L. Holmes | writer/poet

Shreveport, Louisiana

A writer of horror and science fiction.

Books for sale via Amazon

 

 

 

James Jackson | writer/blogger

Denton, Texas

A Latinx transman navigating their identity through poetry and prose.

» transwriterrebel.wordpress.com

Instagram / Twitter

 

 

Charl Landsberg | poet

A collection of queer love poems dealing with love, sex, hurt, and loss.

13 Love Poems

 

 

Adaryll Moore | writer/poet

West Monroe, Louisiana

Motivational gender non-conforming author focussing on the LGBTQ+ experience.

» lulu.com

 

 

 

Tiffany Pennywell | writer/poet

Shreveport, Louisiana

Published author of erotic/horror short stories/poetry.

» goodreads.com/author/list/6428773.Tiffany_Pennywell

Instagram

 

 

Elizabeth Grace Rambo | writer

Shreveport, Louisiana

Email for inquiries.

 

 

Arielle Rebekah | writer/podcaster

Chicago, Illinois

A trans writer capturing the experiences of TGNC+ people.

» transandcaffeinated.com

 

Alok-Vaid Menon | writer/performance artist/designer

New York City

Alok Vaid-Menon is a gender-nonconforming transfeminine Indian-American performance artist, poet, and queer activist. They are the author of Beyond the Gender Binary, now available.

» alokvmenon.com

Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

 

FOOD

 

Miranda Schimmel | sugar cookie baker

Mooringsport. Louisiana

Facebook

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