B. Root

B. Root is a frequent contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
Arts & Entertainment

New LGBT Film Festival Brings Independent Shorts and Full-Length Films to Houston

On April 1 through 3, the first annual Queer Hippo International will take place at the Houston Museum of African…

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Arts & Entertainment

Review: ‘Carol’

New film explores a lesbian love affair in the 1950s.

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Featured

Mya Taylor Is Marsha P. Johnson: Transgender ‘Tangerine’ Star Talks About Her New Role

Mya Taylor, a transgender actress best known for her role in director Sean Baker’s Tangerine, is making Hollywood history.

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Arts & Entertainment

Month of Love: ‘Freeheld’ and ‘Edge of Seventeen’

In queer cinema, February brings us two stories of love, individuality, and fighting for what’s right: Freeheld (a new DVD…

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Review: ‘Do I Sound Gay?’

Documentarian confronts his anxiety about “sounding gay.”

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Arts & Entertainment

A Queer-Inclusive Answer to ‘Where Do Babies Come From?’

As children, when we asked our parents the dreaded “Where do babies come from?” question, we were most likely fed…

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Featured

‘Queer Rock Love’: Author Paige Schilt Talks Trans Family Life in Texas in New Memoir

On November 24, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Houston will present a reading from…

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Arts & Entertainment

Review: ‘Tangerine’

Two trans women of color refuse to let anything come between their friendship.

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Beautiful as I Want to Be’: New Digital Series Celebrates The Beauty of Trans Youth

Transgender supermodel Geena Rocero and Logo have teamed up to create 'Beautiful as I Want to Be,' a digital-exclusive series…

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News

First Debate Among Democratic Presidential Hopefuls: Where the Candidates Stand on LGBT Issues

Since the struggles of the LGBT community are often placed on the back burner during the earlier debates—if they are…

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