John Wright

John Wright is the editor of OutSmart magazine. He has spent two decades in the mainstream and LGBTQ media. Most recently, he served as senior editor of Dallas Voice, and covered LGBTQ issues in the state Legislature for The Texas Observer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Wright earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida. He resides in the EaDo area of Houston, where he is currently remodeling a 1930s row house.
Columns

Editor’s Note: December 2018

We must honor Ray Hill's memory by continuing to fight.

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News

Girlfriend Raising Money for Lesbian UT Student Who’s Afraid to Return to Dorm

Kaj Baker was told she can't have guests because other residents are 'uncomfortable' with her sexual orientation.

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Gay UT Student Can’t Have Guests Because Other Residents are ‘Uncomfortable’

Freshman Kaj Baker suffers blatant discrimination at Scottish Rite Dormitory.

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Laredo Council Tables LGBTQ Protections After Threats From Hate Group Leader

Pastor claims anti-discrimination ordinance would force churches to hire people with 'psychological problem[s].'

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Dave Welch: Democrats Aren’t Just ‘Godless,’ They’re Pretty Much Nazis

Anti-LGBTQ activist doubles down on Houston's pastor's post-election claim.

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WATCH: Texas Town’s 1st Gay Councilman Delivers Powerful Swearing-In Speech

Scott Prescher makes history in Watauga.

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Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group Leader Accused of Theft, Money Laundering

Former Harris County GOP chair Jared Woodfill allegedly misused clients' funds in divorce cases.

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Houston Pastor Claims All Democrats Are ‘Godless’ At Ousted GOP Congressman’s Watch Party

Ed Young made the comments after John Culberson's concession speech.

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Republican Dallas Judge Who Refused to Marry Gay Couples Loses Seat

Justice of the Peace Bill Metzger defeated by pro-equality Democrat.

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Texas Bathroom Bill Author Ron Simmons Goes Down in Flames

He is one of several anti-LGBTQ Republicans who lost state legislative races Tuesday.

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