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.
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Dialogue Is All You Need: Filmmaker Launches Tour to Promote Anti-Bullying Film

Filmmaker K. Rocco Shields has launched a 20-city national tour to promote her new anti-bullying film 'Love Is All You…

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Installing T.R.U.T.H.: ‘The Boy that Dreams in Yellow’ Premieres for World AIDS Day

“Baby, have you planted your seed lately?” Kevin Anderson’s grandmother would ask him when he was younger.

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Designing the Future: Out for Education Hosts Fashion Show to Fund Scholarships for LGBT Youth

On December 9, Out for Education, which recently won Best Philanthropic Organization at OutSmart’s Gayest & Greatest awards event, is…

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Ties Across the Pond: LGBT Precedents in Indigenous American and West African Cultures

Before the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mesoamerica, muxes, or third-gender individuals, thrived in Oaxaca—and many still do.

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Houston, We Need a New District Attorney: Openly Gay Lawyer Kim Ogg Seeks to Unseat Republican Incumbent

Local Democratic attorney Kim Ogg is running to unseat the incumbent Republican district attorney, Devon Anderson, and become Harris County’s…

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Juan Gabriel: A Mosaic of Identities

Gabriel was influencing Latina/o youth—queer and non-queer, as well as Mexican and non-Mexican—with his lyrical talent and his “feminine” performances.

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The 50 Playwrights Project: Houston Scholar Launches Project to Promote Race, Gender Equity in Theater

The 50 Playwrights Project (50PP) is an online resource that compiles snapshot interviews with Latina/o playwrights.

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Mixing the Culture Pot: Growing Up Gay and Austro-Mexican in Houston

My family’s roots in Houston reach back to at least the 1930s, when my grandfather José, a native of Michoacán,…

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Immigrants v. The World: Lawyer Raed Gonzalez Talks Electoral Politics and LGBT Discrimination

Originally from Puerto Rico, Raed Gonzalez has crafted a career here in Houston as an immigration attorney dedicated to defending…

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Education Should Be Bigger, and Gayer, in Texas

For Texas, a state that is demographically comparable to California, the inclusion of LGBT materials in public schools is imperative.

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