Just Out strives to work with the area’s most talented writers and contributors. If you are interested in becoming a Just Out contributor, we encourage you to submit a short introduction about yourself along with a writing sample. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a list of our contributors. Click on their name to view their individual contributions.
Jonathan Kipp, Just Out’s owner and publisher is a native Oregonian and has a background in niche magazine publishing, advertising, marketing, and journalism. His career includes a 2-year stint as a reporter for Just Out where he covered controversial stories about the Oregon Citizen’s Alliance, The Portland Police Bureau, The Boy Scouts of America and the about-to-change Burnside Triangle. He has a BA in Journalism, a BS in Biology, and is currently pursuing an MBA. Jonathan and co-owner Eddie Glenn have been life and business partners for 18 years. Today Jonathan and Eddie are dads of two young children.
Aaron Spencer is a regular contributor to Just Out. He is a professional writer and editor.
Alley Hector is proud to be a Q, a PDXer and Just Out's Editor-in-Chief.
Anne Jaeger, writes The Garden Gal for Just Out. Anne was a hard news reporter and anchor at KGW and KOIN before turning to gardening full time. After that her award winning garden shows appeared on both stations. You can now look for Anne garden videos on the Oregonian newspaper web site: oregonlive.com/hg , catch her on Twitter: Anne Jaeger@GardenGalTV or send her a suggestion on her web site: GardenGal.TV .
Courtney O'Donnell -- Transgender actress, advocate, and writer; star, 'Lexie Cannes'
Horace Long is Just Out's Art Director and main photographer. He has been a freelance commercial photographer since 1997 when he graduated from NYC's Pratt Institute with a BFA in Photography. His work has been published in numerous magazines, books as well as CD covers for musicians. Although a native of the barrier islands of both Carolinas, he now calls Portland home. He also has an MBA from Marylhurst University. His studio is located in close-in SE Portland.
Jennifer Yocum is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ serving as a Pastor in Forest Grove, Oregon. She is a writer, musician, singer-songwriter, kayaker and, conforming to stereotype, a former softball player who likes to wander the aisles of Home Depot while wearing comfortable shoes.
Based in Portland, Jonathan Hopp has worked as a residential interior designer for over 25 years designing homes all over the U.S. In 2011, he published Interior Bliss: How To Decorate Like A Pro Without Breaking The Bank. A regular personality on Portland's AM Northwest, Jonathan shares tips and trick of the trade to create a home that will be a delight for years. jonathanhopp.com. Write him at JonthanH@JustOut.com
Leo Schuman is Just Out's political writer. He's also a recovering lawyer, software developer, and self-admitted politcal junkie. While not an Oregon native - he left Montana to come out in a "big city" (cough) - nearly 30 years in Portland have grown him a fine mossy layer. He and his husb ... er, "domestic partner", Michael, live in St Johns.
Logan Lynn is a Portland-based musician, activist, writer, producer, and regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
Lyska Mondor writes regularly for Just Out. She is a published poet and aspiring sci-fi author.
Mary Emily O’Hara is a freelance writer living in Portland. A native New Yorker, her passions range from the political economics of the art world to pole dancing. She spends her free time with her girlfriend and their three crazy dogs. Her writing can be found at maryemilyohara.com.
Robin Will is the third generation of his family to be born in Oregon. His great-great-grandparents were among the first members of the Aurora Colony, the Utopian commune that dissolved in 1883 to become town of Aurora, Oregon. A Portlander since 1956, Robin graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School in 1966, with a major in Graphic Arts. He began college at Pacific University, Forest Grove, in 1966, and graduated from Portland State University in 2007. His work experience has been primarily in the field of publishing, sometimes as a writer or editor, sometimes in print production management. Currently self-employed, he writes for several Portland publications, edits newsletters for non-profits, and assists local car collectors in the areas of documentation and display in addition to working with GLAPN.