LGBTQutie is pleased to welcome Katy Ray to the Qutie family as the new Manager of Communications and PR. Katy will play a vital role in the development and implementation of our social media presence, increasing brand awareness and ensuring that LGBTQutie continues to provide its users with the most relevant, engaging, and inclusive LGBTQ dating and networking experience. Working closely with founders Rachel and Jordan, Katy will assume responsibility for the development, positive positioning, and ongoing engagement with LGBTQutie members via our vast social media presence and online community blog.
Former Manager of Communications and PR, Sarah Marloff, has left the company after her undeniable wit and talent for writing landed her a much-deserved promotion with her local news agency. “Sarah was such a valuable member of our team, whose passion and dedication to LGBTQutie proved that it wasn’t just a job to her,” says Rachel. “She always added a personal touch to her work and helped leverage partnerships with other great LGBT companies.” Sarah has been an outstanding member of the team and will be surely missed. “Sarah was a pleasure to work with, easy to talk to, a talented writer, and really understood us. We wish her the best with her new position,” Jordan adds.
Rachel and Jordan knew they “needed someone amazing” to fulfill this position. “We’ve followed Katy Ray’s writing for many years and not only do we trust her, but we know she is capable of being the voice of LGBTQutie,” Rachel says. “She has a larger than life personality and her heart is in it,” Jordan asserts.
Katy, who received her B.F.A. in English Language, Literature and Composition from Virginia Commonwealth University, has extensive experience with LGBTQ blogging, writing, and communication forums. Based in Washington, DC, she has written for her local queer women’s magazine, Tagg Magazine, and was the promoter and social media manager for Phase 1, the nation’s longest operating lesbian bar, which shut down in the spring of 2016. Now, she’s busy creating safe spaces with community events TASTE and WhiskHER, and is excited to bring her enthusiasm for online dating to LGBTQutie.
“I actually met my wife via an online dating platform,” Katy shares. “If LGBTQutie had existed when I was online dating, I would have saved myself so much time!” Katy notes many of the online platforms she used didn’t provide the type of inclusivity and community based focus that LGBTQutie provides, and she’s excited at the prospect of cultivating that community in her new role. She’s passionate about merging her love for writing and her belief in online dating, and hopes to excite and engage you as you continue to explore LGBTQutie.