OutSmart is Houston’s award-winning magazine serving the gay and lesbian community. Published monthly, OutSmart covers local and national news, politics, health, arts and entertainment, food and dining, and issues affecting the GLBT audience. OutSmart has a high profile in the gay community through local involvement, partnerships, and its website, OutSmartMagazine.com.
With more than 60,000 monthly readers and 95,000 annual on-line visitors, OutSmart has received recognition both locally and nationally. OutSmart was voted “Nation’s Best Local Magazine” by the Vice Versa Gay Press Awards. The Houston Press Club has presented OutSmart with many Lone Star Awards in recognition of its journalistic excellence. OutSmart has been named “Best Local Publication in Houston” by the Houston Press for four consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009).
Entering into our 20th year of publication in February 2014, OutSmart is free and distributed through more than 350 locations in Houston and surrounding areas, including Galveston, Beaumont, and College Station, and across the United States by subscription. OutSmart is also distributed at select sites in Texas cities, including Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, and San Antonio.
OutSmart’s circulation is audited by Verified Audit Circulation Service. OutSmart is the only GLBT monthly publication in Texas with an audited circulation.