LGBTQ+ Creatives in the Gaming Industry

Special thank to Joseph Carriker, Steve Kenson, and everyone else that helped spread the word on this project. This list does not include everyone in the industry that is LGBTQ+ but we’re trying to collect as many people as possible who would like to be included publicly.

Mission Statement: Our goal for this list is simple: we don’t know everyone in the industry. No one we know does. But we do each know some folks, who also know others. So, we’ve put this together as a resource for making names known, both to buyers who want to spend money on queer games, and to projects who want to hire queer talent. If your name isn’t on here, it’s not a slight — the only names on here are the names of folks who have asked to be here. We don’t accept anyone’s name from anyone else, so if you’d like to be here, hit up the form and let us know! One of us will be in quick touch just to verify that it’s you asking, and then you’ll be on the next update. Thanks!

If you are not on the list yet or some information is incorrect, please fill out our Google Form here and we will update once a month. We will not be listing any creators without their permission.

If you have commentary about who is on the list, please direct your comments to Joseph on Twitter at @oakthrone.

Creators looking to hire: I highly suggest you digest the list fully and click every link the creators below have made available.

Yes. I know the list is long. But, they’re all worth the look, I promise. Some people are just starting out and some have been in the industry for years. I hope you find many that fit your projects.

If you’re just stumbling into this post, consider checking out some of these games for purchase or supporting these creators on their Patreons or even give them support on their social media.

Writers | Editors | Developers

Ademel
Ethnis Light RPG
Twitter: @ademalian

Jeremy Alva
He/Him
Instagram: HeWasAZombie
Mexican-American designer who has written a number of short tabletop games and Nordic LARP’s, along with a couple of board and card games (which aren’t in print). You can find his games at JeremyAlva.com/games

Mars B.
They/Them
Itch.io
Twitter: @disabledpaladin

Rani Baker
Itch.io
Twitter: @destroyed4com4t

Hannah Bandit
She/They
Makes games about people finding each other and reaching out in hard times, sometimes in fantasy worlds sometimes in our own.
https://www.patreon.com/hanbandit
https://hanbandit.itch.io

Sharang Biswas
He/Him
sharangbiswas.myportfolio.com
Twitter: @sharangbiswas

Rose Bailey
She/Her
The longest-serving developer of White Wolf’s Vampire, including its bestselling second edition. Also writes original fiction, like the adventures of Sasha Witchblood, and her own creator-owned games, like Cavaliers of Mars. As a video game designer, she has worked on MMOs like EVE Online and The Elder Scrolls Online, and single-player games like Eye of the Kraken and The Walking Dead.
Patreon

Christine Beard
She/Her
Written and/or developed for 6+ game lines with Onyx Path, worked on much of 7th Sea 2nd Ed with John Wick Presents, and have a scenario in Strata, the supplement for Spire, with Rowan, Rook, and Deckard.
Website: thepetitewarlock.com
Works: thepetitewarlock.com/author
Facebook and Twitter: @Petite_Warlock

Brie Beau
They/He
Website
Itch.io
Twitter: @ThoughtyGames

Naomi Bosch
They/Them
Current favorites are their games about a) magic and thrift shopping, b) a selkie returning to the sea, and c) cross-dimensional public transit.
Itch.io
Patreon
Twitter: @adanarama

Jacqueline Bryk
She/Her
Freelance for Onyx Path Publishing, Uliesses North America, Helmgast, and Genesis of Legend Publishing, among others.
Self-Published Works
Patreon
Itch.io
Twitter: @rufflejax

Joseph Carriker
He/Him
https://www.greenronin.com and https://www.blueroserpg.com
Current developer for Blue Rose AGE RPG and other Green Ronin projects, have worked on World of Darkness, Chronicles of Darkness, and D&D 3rd & 5th edition.
DMsGuild

Facebook and Twitter: @oakthorne

JN Childs
They/Them
Work includes Morra Cinematic Game System, By Night Studios Werewolf, Vampire, and Changeling, work for SJ Games, Outside In at ATB publishing, short fiction for Simian Press, consulting for Arkhane Asylum.
Facebook

Ben Chong
Also teaches game design in university. His games build on intimacy, tough topics, and every magic to create stories.
Itch.io
Twitter: @SwordsnFlowers

Oliver Clegg
He/Him
Writer of spooky Ravenloft Titles at DMsGuild
Dungeon Masters Guild Works
Twitter: @deathbybadger

Hiromi Cota
They/Them
Writer for Mage, Dark Eras, and Scion. Lead dev on an unannounced thing. I also write and program video games. Most recent published work: Mage: Gods & Monsters, specifically all the Asian and Islander stuff.
Twitter: @hiromicota

Liz Courts
She/Her
darksunstudio.com
Has done every stage of getting a gaming book to release, and have over 100 credits to her name, mostly in graphic design and cartography.
Facebook

Ma’at Crook
She/Her
DMsGuild
Writes #DDAL #DnD modules that question “monster” tropes, include themes of respect, & love cute LGBTQIA NPCs.
Twitter: @MaatCrook

Alison Cybe
They/Them
Twitter: @cyberawolf
www.cybeswebsite.com
Manager of the Portsmouth Guild of Roleplayers
Worked on projects including Blue Rose for Green Ronin and Iron Claw with Sanguine.

Katina Davis
She/Her
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Starfinder (Alien Archive 3), Pathfinder 2e (upcoming projects), and done some translation for Black Book Editions. PACG 4–1: https://paizo.com/-btpy9wen
PACG 5–3: https://paizo.com/-btq01wac
Alien Archive 3: https://paizo.com/-btq01wt9
Joan of Arc (Translation): https://www.mythicgames.net/en/time-of-legends-joan-of-arc/
Mythic Battles Pantheon (Translation): https://www.black-book-editions.fr/produit.php?id=4929
Twitter: @KatinaLee13

Stacy Dellorfano
They/Them
Founder of ConTessa, an organization that works for better inclusivity in gaming spaces.
Contessa
Twitter: @StacyRex

April Douglas
She/Her
Website

Jeff Ellis
He/Him
Wrote independent D&D 5E Adventures and a solo RPG.
Twitter: @manyeyedmonster

Steve Fidler
He/Him/They/Them
Creator for Dungeon Master’s Guild
Release the Krakin!
Twitter: @vorpaldicepress

Meghan Fitzgerald
She/Her
Developer of Changeling: The Lost for Onyx Path and other books; writer of many things including Green Ronin’s Threefold setting for Modern AGE.
List of Works
Twitter: @fitzmorrigna

Freddie/Kor-artificer
He/Him
Homebrew D&D Creator on DMsGuild
DMsGuild Works
Twitter: @korartificer

Alicia Furness
She/They
Also contributed to Uncaged Vol 1 and co-managing a 5e anti-capitalist anthology.
Basic Witches on Itch.io
Twitter: @AliciaFurness

Jaym Gates
She/Her/They/Them
Editorial Director for Nisaba Press fiction, worked on Zorro, Blue Rose, Modern Age, and edited some tie-in anthologies for Onyx Path & Posthuman.
List of Works

Deanna Gilbert
She/Her
Contributions to Torg Eternity, Firefly Role-playing Game, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying.
Twitter: @TorgHacker

Liam Ginty
He/Him/They
www.sandypuggames.com
Twitter: @sandypuggames
DriveThruRPG
Kickstarter

Jess Go
She/Her
Itch.io
Twitter: @go_jg

Noah Grand
He/Him/They/Them
DMsGuild
Twitter: @noahgrand

Josh Heath
He/Him
Layout, Project Management, and Writer.
Freelancer for Onyx Path, White Wolf, Pugsteady, Happy Gnome Publishing, COO High Level Games.
Website

Ashley Law
She/Her
Writer, editor, designer.
Just simply tons of stuff for the 13th Age RPG.
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ASHLAW

Samantha Hancox-Li
She/Her
The Camping Trip
Twitter: @perdricof

Mary Hamilton
They/Them
Co-wrote scenario for Strata, a sourcebook for Spire
maryhamilton.co.uk
Twitter: @newsmary

Gabrielle Harbowy
She/Her
https://paizo.com/products/btpy9n4o?Pathfinder-Tales-Gears-of-Faith
https://paizo.com/products/btpya18f?Pathfinder-Society-Scenario-9-22-Grotto-of-the-Deluged-God
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/265534
Twitter: @gabrielle_h

Violet Hargrave
She/Her
Done a fair bit of incidental writing for Pathfinder/Starfinder/Aethera/some upcoming Eclipse Phase things.
Twitter: @secretgamergrrl

Max Hervieux
He/Him
Designed Legend of the Elements, have a Patreon of recent works and is now designing Worlds Without Harmony, a game about liminality, philosophical conflict, and unanswerable questions.
Twitter: @Logbook_Project

Nicolas Hornyak
He/Them
Arecibo
Website

Twitter: @NicolasHornyak

Allison Huang
She/Her
Writer for Uncaged Anthology Volume 1
Itch.io
Twitter: @Drazillion

Howard David Ingham
They/Them
Room207press.com
46 credits for WW/Onyx Path including the Mekhet Clanbook, Vampire the Requiem 2nd ed, Promethean, Changeling, Hunter, Geist; Modern AGE and Threefold for Green Ronin; self-published Chariot.
20 years experience as a writer, editor and layout artist, magazine editor for SCM UK, former Artist in Residence at Swansea University, have worked for Scripture Union and Her Majesty’s Government under the Official Secrets Act. Their book, We Don’t Go Back, was nominated for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards.
Twitter: @HowtheWoodMoves

Paco García Jaén
He/Him
Website: www.gmsmagazie.com
Store: DriveThruRPG

Russell Jones
Itch.io
Twitter: @ideomotoring

Steven Jones
He/His
Worked on Blue Rose Core-book (Adventure), Six of Swords, and City of Aldis, all for the Blue.
Twitter: @eefinem

Justin Joyce
Itch.io
Twitter: @RadioAirHyper

Lucian Kahn
He/Him
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/luciankahn
Game designer of Visigoths vs. Mall Goths, Dead Friend: A Game of Necromancy, and others.
Twitter: @oh_theogony.

John Kennedy
They/Them
Star Trek Adventures, Infinity Tabletop Roleplaying Game, Contagion Chronicle, They Came From Beneath The Sea, Tiny Supers, H.P. Lovecraft Preparatory Academy
Twitter: JKMyth

Steve Kenson
He/Him
www.stevekenson.com
Primary work includes design for Green Ronin Publishing and Ad Infinitum Adventures.
Facebook
Twitter: @SKenson

Kitty
Dungeons & Destiny

Andy Klosky
He/Him
Designed Cold Steel Wardens and have worked as a freelance writer and editor for a number of companies, notably FFG, C7, and Fainting Goat Games.
Twitter: @BlackFallPress

Anna Landin
She/Her
Itch.io

Twitter: @AnnaLandin

Fox Lee
She/Her
Skies of Escarnum 
Twitter: @MunchlaxRegrets

Ravyn Lee
She/Her
FUNdamental RPG
Fiction
Twitter: @ravyn_the

Masha Lepire
She/They
Uncaged: Volume 1
Arkadia

Twitter: @MelodicMurloc

Lyz Liddell
She/Her
Written and edited for Pathfinder, Starfinder, Mutants & Masterminds, the Aethera Campaign Setting, and several others. She’s also an editor, writer, and developer for Pathfinder Second Edition.
Twitter: @lyzmaytweet

Senda Linaugh
She/Her
Love & Justice
Twitter: @IdellaMithlynnd

Logan
He/Him
Itch.io

Karyn Logan
Assistant developer for Campaign Options: The Feat Reference Document published by Rogue Genius Games (Pathfinder). And was playtest coordinator for The Book of Passion published by Misfit Studios (Pathfinder).
Twitter: @KirayaTiDrekan

Michael / MJ Lyons
He/Him
www.michaellyonswrites.wordpress.com
Primary game writing includes: Bloom Digital Media titles like LongStory and upcoming title Later Daters, AMP Year 3 by Third Eye Games
Author FB: MJ Lyons
Twitter: M.J. Lovecraft

Magpie Mirror
They/Them
Itch.io
Twitter: @Magpie_Mirror

Fredrik Malmberg
He/His
Recent Work‏ 
Twitter: @FredMalmberg

Diwata ng Manila
She/They
Patreon
Twitter: @diwataMANILA

Jessica Marcum
She/Her
Written for Uncaged Anthology, Villains & Lairs 2, developed the College of Caterwauling, and created her own PbtA game: Squad Goals!
https://www.jessicamarcrumwrites.com/
https://angrynerdgirl.itch.io/
Twitter: @Miss_Jess03

Lynne Meyer
She/They
Writer / Editor for Uncaged Volume #1
http://ko-fi.com/lynnemeyer
Twitter: @Lynne_M_Meyer

Oz Millis
He/Him
Worked on Star Trek Adventures, Dragon Age: Faces of Thedas, and Fantasy Age Bestiary. As well as a couple of other books.
Twitter: @ozmillis

Angelus Morningstar
He/Him
Eidolon on DriveThruRPG
Facebook and Twitter: @storyboardgamer

Jasmin Neitzel
She/Her
Community Manager and author for Ulisses Spiele.
Website
Twitter: @theworstrpg

Dave Nelson
He/Him
Published work in Pathfinder 1E and done upcoming work for Pathfinder 2E and D&D 5E. Always looking for work and opportunities to work in new systems! Twitter: @DavicTheGrey

Lu | Lacy Pellazar
They/Them
Editor and wrote for Pathfinder and Starfinder
Recent Work
Twitter: @Mahousloth

Luiz Pazo
He/Him
He’s been featured twice on @GauntletRPG’s excellent Codex zine in the form of expanded content for @trophyrpg
Itch.io
Twitter: @puizlaulo

Katriel Paige
They/Them
Currently Published: Night Horrors: the Tormented
Working on Legendlore, Dystopia Rising: Evolution and a couple of other bits that are announced but not yet available. Also working on bits for Snowhaven 2nd edition, such as the adventure which was a stretch goal for their Kickstarter.
Twitter: @kit_flowerstorm

Peach Garden Games
She/Her
Website
Twitter: @CatlingGun

Spider B. Perry
They/Them
Bylines on Vampire the Requiem, Changing the Lost, Blue Rose, and Scion.
Facebook and Twitter: @vaspider

Kaylie Ponder and Loren Ponder
She/Her | They/Them
Itch.io

Collette Quach
She/Her
Worked on Uncaged Anthology
Website
Twitter: @collettequach

Andrew Ragland
He/Him
Primary work for FASA Games, Inc. as line developer for 1879 https://fasagames.com/1879-home/, have also worked on Earthdawn and Shadowrun (when it was still at FASA).
Patreon
Fediverse @fasa_andrew_1879@tabletop.social
MeWe mewe.com/i/andrewragland

Aaron A. Reed
He/Him
Archives of the Sky
Twitter: @aaronareed

Brian Richmond
He/Him
Wrote “Rakehell” for Knave, have contributed to the Wormskin zine and Dolmenwood setting, and his Americana nostalgic rural hellscape “Beldam County” will hopefully be out this summer.
Itch.io
Twitter: @goatmansgoblet

Renee Ritchie
She/Her
List of Works
FB: https://www.facebook.com/renee.y.ritchie
Twitter: @reneeyritchie
Insta: @reneeyritchie

Riverhouse Games
He/Him
Itch.io
Website

Josh Roby
They/Them
Website
Twitter: @joshroby

Kiena S
She/They
Itch.io
Twitter: @kiennas

Evan Saft
He/Him
Itch.io
Twitter: @NamesEquipped

Alvhild Sand
She/They
Americana
Twitter: @Hierodule

Luciella Scarlett
She/Her
Itch: http://luciellaes.itch.io
DMsGuild: http://bit.ly/DMG_LuciellaES
Blog: http://luciellaes.wordpress.com
Ko-Fi: http://ko-fi.com/luciellaes
Twitter: @LuciellaES

Alex Scokel
They/Them
Worked in tabletop (Vampire: The Requiem, Mage: The Awakening, Changeling: The Lost, etc.) and videogames (Pillars of Eternity, Tyranny).
List of Works
Twitter: @alexscokel

Secrets of the Masquerade
She/They
Works
Twitter: @secretsofvtm

Gaia Sicolo
They/Them
Itch.io

Simone
She/Her

Edited for Pathfinder 1e & 2e, Starfinder, and 3rd party; written for Alien Archives 3 and several upcoming SF & 2E projects)
Website
Twitter: @virsamajor

Jared Sinclair
He/Him
Itch.io
Twitter: @infinite_mao

Adira Slattery
She/Her
Has done some work in the American freeform LARP scene through the Peaky writing collective, also having a Fate adventure published by Magpie soon in the next Fate Codex. She’s also a frequent performer on the One Shot Network.
Twitter and Instagram: @adiraslattery
Itch.io

Fen Slattery
They/Them
www.fenslattery.com
Itch.io
Twitter: @sublimemarch

Denholm Spurr
He
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @denholmspurr | @dicecruise

Starshine
They/Them
Website
DMsGuild
Twitter: @Starshinescrib

Sarah L. Stewart
She/They
Fran Stewart
She/Her
Co-authors of Vigilant: Through Shadows and Dreams book 1: A Scarred Lands novel, through Onyx Path Publishing. Fran has also worked on The Witcher and several Cyberpunk books for R. TalSorian.
Website: http://www.morelikethisindustries.com/

Chris Stone
She/Her
Written for Evil Hat’s Monster of the Week RPG
Patreon
Twitter: @HyveMynd

RoAnna Sylver
Website

Itch.io
Twitter: @roannasylver

Evan Torner
He/Him
Recent Work
All Games / Website
Twitter: @guyinblackhat

Steffie de Vaan
She/Her
 Recent contributions to Changeling the Lost 2nd Edition, Cavaliers of Mars, Afterlife: Wandering Souls (pending), and Harlem Unbound 2E (pending). Full bibliography on website.

Tim Vaughan
They/Them
Aeronauts
Twitter: @eps_tvaughan

Viditya Voleti
He/Him
Itch.io
Twitter: @vidityavoleti

April Kit Walsh
She/Her
Itch.io
Twitter: @prilkit

Ashley Warren
She/Her
Dungeon Master’s Guild Creator
DMsGuild Works
Twitter: @ashleyhwarren

Atma Weapon
She/Her/Sir
Itch.io
Twitter: @Swordwields

Jabari Weathers
They/Them

lunarveil.press and jmwillustration.com
Twitter: @GoblinPrincete

Patrick Weekes
He/They
Wiki
The Sixth Calibur
Twitter: @PatrickWeekes

Stew Wilson
He/Him
43 credits for White Wolf/CCP/Onyx Path including 5 years as a developer for Werewolf 20th and Werewolf: The Forsaken and co-designing the mechanical changes for Chronicles of Darkness 2e.
Store on DriveThruRPG
Patreon
Twitter: @digitalraven

Samuel E H Yeager
He/Him
Written a handful of games focused on teamwork, sacrifice, and cooperation in the face of death.
Itch.io
Twitter: @Iconoclasteroid

Rusty Zimmerman
He/Him
Shadowrun credits (including novels), V20 DA fiction, Mutants and Masterminds fiction, some Wrath and Glory work, some Warmachine back in the day, some recent Earthdawn gigs (including novels on the way), and Fate Accelerated solo project, Strays. Also wrote the award-winning PC game (and tie-in fiction) Satellite Reign.
List of Works
Twitter: @RussellZee

Artists

Sharang Biswas
He/Him
sharangbiswas.myportfolio.com
Twitter: @sharangbiswas

Anna Landin
She/Her
Itch.io

Twitter: @AnnaLandin

Rhi Carter
She/Her
Creative direction, writing, music, and some pixel art on Of Gods and Men: Daybreak Empire
Twitter: @rhirhicarter

Luciella Scarlett
She/Her
Itch: http://luciellaes.itch.io
DMsGuild: http://bit.ly/DMG_LuciellaES
Blog: http://luciellaes.wordpress.com
Ko-Fi: http://ko-fi.com/luciellaes
Twitter: @LuciellaES

Jabari Weathers
They/Them

lunarveil.press and jmwillustration.com
Twitter: @GoblinPrincete