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Siobhan Boyd-Nelson

Board Member

Siobhan Boyd-Nelson (she/her/hers) A native of Columbus, Siobhan received her B.A. in Legal Communication from Howard University in 2002. She returned home and earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2005. Her involvement in Columbus’ LGBTQ+ community began shortly thereafter and has included leadership positions on the boards of LinkOUT, Scarlet & Gay (the OSU GLBT Alumni Society), the Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation, and numerous other community boards. In addition to LOVEboldly, Siobhan currently serves on the board of Black, OUT & Proud.


Siobhan is employed as the Deputy Director of Equality Ohio. She practiced law in the domestic, probate, and appellate fields before entering the nonprofit sector in 2012. At Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Siobhan served as the development and marketing manager before moving to Stonewall Columbus where she led the community center’s capital campaign. She joined Equality Ohio as the Director of Development in 2018.


Siobhan identifies as a Black, Queer Lesbian of Christian faith. She shares her life with spouse

Shay (they/them), son Mars (Howard University c/o ’25), two dogs, and a very grumpy cat.

Siobhan Boyd-Nelson
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