Josh Inocéncio

Josh Inocéncio is a frequent contributor to OutSmart Magazine, a playwright, and a freelance writer. A Houston-area native, he earned a master’s degree in theatre studies at Florida State University and produced his first play, Purple Eyes, before returning to Texas last May.
Arts & Entertainment

The Phoenix of America Rises Again: Performer Ángeles Romero Re-Imagines the Life of Famous Mexican Nun

Known for her incisive portrayals of historic Mexican women, local performer and writer Ángeles Romero will perform her multimedia solo…

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Of Flamingos and Motel Pools: Queer New Orleans Artist Brings Her Work to Bayou City Art Festival

For queer Southern artist Amanda Bennett, inspiration rises up from family memories and the routines of her environment.

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Quiet Disruptions: Houston Grand Opera Premieres ‘Some Light Emerges’

The chamber opera explores the power and beauty of Houston’s iconic Rothko Chapel, following five characters in Houston over several…

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Traveling Under Trump

“I heard the first foreign leader Trump is meeting with is Theresa May. Tell me, boys, will he grab her…

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Passion and Purpose: Khaliah Guillory Inspires With Motivational Speeches on Diversity, Love, and Loss

When Khaliah Guillory sets goals for herself, she doesn’t just write them on a notepad. She sends them out into…

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First, We March: A Texas Boy in Dublin

A tiny group of women holding the official Women’s March banner transformed into a legion of female and male marchers…

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From the Valley to the White House: Former LGBT Adviser Reflects on Politics and His Upbringing in South Texas

As a gay South Texan with “a little secret,” Moe Vela hardly imagined he would leave the Lone Star State…

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An Open Letter to Sheriff-elect Ed Gonzalez

On behalf of the LGBT community here in Houston, I request that you, upon taking office in January, reestablish an…

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Black Lives Matter: This Year and Every Year

A little over three years ago, the Black Lives Matter movement erupted with a hashtag and protests all over the…

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To Hell with Unity

As we plummet into Trump’s America over the next few months, I encourage those who didn’t vote for Trump to…

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