Give Back to LGBTQ Organizations During the Holidays
American Indian activist Anna Farris continues giving back to her communities.
Queer Things to Do: TDOR 2021 Edition
OutSmart Ticket Giveaways
Houston Organizations Honor World AIDS Day This Wednesday
'Our Dad Danielle' star DJ Healey wants to make the world a safer place for her community.
The Montrose Forge and Sir Rat Leather & Gear owners discuss expanding their local operations.
Veteran performer Dina Jacobs commemorated for over 50 years of drag.
A Surprise-Party Wedding
Dayna Steele’s Next Act The local personality debuts an emotional new play next month.
Jereme Scott and Ruth Atkinson empower older survivors at HIV & Aging Coalition, Houston.
Local Organizations Host Thanksgiving Gatherings for the LGBTQ Community
Baylor College of Medicine’s Caleb Brown uses his online platform to destigmatize living with HIV.
The Pilot Dance Project’s ‘Lazarus in the Promised Land’ Premieres November 6
Queer Things to Do in Houston
Houston Cinema Arts Festival Spotlights Third-Coast Film Talent
Legacy Community Health CEO Katy Caldwell retires after 25 years of growing the organization.
Jasmine Hearn Performs at Moody Center for the Arts on November 5
Greg Abbott Signs Texas Sports Bill Targeting Transgender Students
OCTOBER 2021 issue
PHOTOS II: OutSmart’s Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards
PHOTOS: OutSmart’s Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards
Jessica Zyrie Makes a Splash in New York City
Tisha Flowers loves the dark side of drag.
Victor Wimberly Jr. and Tony Tuckwiller III spent over 30 years together before they could get married at their church
Out There - Photos by Dalton DeHart and Crew
Texas Renaissance Festival Strives to Be an LGBTQ “Safe Space”
Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey’s MFAH collection includes over a century’s worth of LGBTQ images.
Arthur Cordova helped lay the foundation for Latino Pride events in Houston.
Queer Things To Do in Houston
Walt Zipprian’s bus tour recounts the gayborhood’s notorious past.
Former racquetball champion Jan Pasternack’s legacy continues.
State Agency Removes Online LGBTQ Youth Resources After GOP Complaint
Queen Persephone reigns over the local drag scene.
Brennan’s is the perfect spot for a romantic night out.
Stoo is an outspoken actor and activist.
OutSmart’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners
Gian Quiteno helps clients achieve their fitness goals.
OG 713 makes high-quality, Houston-themed apparel.
DJ Athenz’s tunes draw in a wide variety of listeners.
Tammi Wallace empowers Houston’s LGBTQ-owned businesses.
Amir Diamond connects through the airwaves.
Morton and Preston Aubrey wanted every part of their wedding ceremony to be meaningful.
Lady Shamu is Houston’s crazy, cussing drag grandma.
Bob Morrissey pushes boundaries with his sardonic sense of humor.
SEPTEMBER 2021 - Digital Issue
Photographer and rapper Emilio Coochie uses his platform to make a difference.
Tifa Tittlywinks shares the art of burlesque in Houston and beyond.
Gay painter Edgar Medina folds color and culture into his works.
Artist Martine Gutierrez uses her latest exhibit to deconstruct social norms.
Attorney Jessica Rodriguez-Wahlquist handles some of Houston's toughest personal-injury cases.
Austin Davis Ruiz empowers local LGBTQ organizations.
Morena Roas' unique perspectives shine through in her music.
Lil Nas X Voices Support for LGBTQ Houston Nonprofits
Fabian Echavarri's drawings spread awareness about transgender issues.
Steven Vargas is a longtime advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Fall 2021 Stage & Theater Preview
Craig Henderson passed away of unknown causes on August 30.
KHOU-TV journalist Briahn Hawkins wants to give the LGBTQ community a voice.
Gayest & Greatest 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards
La’darius Mirage Jackson is Houston’s drag mover and shaker.
Happy Lee and Doug Smith met during a memorable business trip.
Singer Cory McGee looks ahead to a demanding opera career.
Up-Close-and-Personal with Betty Who
Artist Moe Penders dives into a turbulent family history.
UH LGBTQ Resource Center’s Juliann Losey helps students understand intersections of identity.
DJ Mel is proud to be a part of a diversifying community.
Singer-songwriter Uliya’s electro-acoustic songs heal and inspire listeners.
Curtis Braly pushes new boundaries in country music.
Texas GSA Groups Create Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Students
Get the spin on DJ GNDRBNDR’s versatile career
COVER STORY: Finding Her Groove
JULY 2021 issue
Todd Slaughter’s Galveston bar celebrates five years in business.
Marcus Pontello documents the rich history of Numbers Nightclub.
An Interview with Miss Lone Star Houston 2021
An Interview with Mr. Lone Star Houston 2021
For 40 years and counting, Numbers Nightclub has kept the party going.
Sheila Morton’s Island charity gives back to LGBTQ people in need.
Queer Houstonians Embrace Their Inner Geek at This Year’s Compicpalooza
Heavy Hitters Pride Creates Community for LGBTQ Men of Color and Larger Size
Handwritten notes sparked up Shaquinta Lajuana Lynea Richardson and Kimberly Lanai Daily’s relationship.
This Saturday, Harrison Guy interviews Larry Bagneris, Houston’s Pride parade founder.
JUNE 2021 - PRIDE ISSUE
Carl Nassib is First Active NFL Player to Come Out as Gay
After 30 years of drag, Dana Roxanne’s wheels keep on turning.
Jack Wolff is helping pave the way for the next generation of LGBTQ dancers.
Transgender judge Phyllis Frye’s journey to acceptance began with her late wife, Trish.
Blackberri puts Houston drag on the radar.
Madelyn and Margo Whitley take the fashion world by storm.
Diamond Stylz rose from adversity to lead Black Transwomen, Inc.
The Banner Project creators Sara Fernandez and Kirk Baxter discuss their educational pop-up exhibit.
Rapper Uncle Tino’s rainbow-themed album was five years in the making.
Ivanna Cupcake shares her recipe for success.
Grizzly Pines is a clothing-optional haven for gay men.
Dr. Bhavik Kumar is a dedicated provider of trans care and abortion services.
rrow Acres offers family-friendly tiny houses in East Texas.
Mel Gonzales, Texas’ first trans homecoming king, reflects on his ambitious plans.
Writer and activist Eesha Pandit uses her expertise to empower progressive organizations.
LGBTQ Nightclub Opens This Weekend in West Houston
Macie Oupraxay’s life journey led to a booming career in makeup.
Writer and grant-maker Bao-Long Chu helps creative groups prosper.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Denali Foxx
The Orange Show's latest event occurs May 14–16.
Asian Pacific American Leaders
Rainbow Ranch thrives on its inclusive atmosphere.
Standing Against Hare
Solar-Wilson Village provides African hospitality in the heart of Texas.
MAY 2021 - Digital Issue
Photos by Dalton DeHart
LGBTQ Houstonians offer high-quality artisan goods.
Uplifting Black Trans Voices
Houston’s Nerdiest Queen
Jacob Medina avoids the trends trap with his comfortable designs.
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