Joshua Watkins

Joshua Watkins is a frequent contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
Lifestyle

Weekending in Mexico City

A new gay mecca.

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Can We Make It?: An Odyssey of Gay Refugees

Ambassadors for LGBT and human rights are important, especially in regions like the Middle East—and that’s exactly what the upcoming…

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HTX People Project: Queer Black Couple Cultivates Strength Through Storytelling

By opening hearts, expanding minds, and creating space, HTX People Project founder Bria Davis is upping the ante for creative…

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‘Roaming Gender’: Creating a Library of Visibility for Gender-variant People

Forty-one percent of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals attempt suicide at some point in their life.

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Space Junk: The World’s First LGBTQIA Drone Play Opens in Houston

Space Junk is a one-act sci-fi comedy that “bills itself as the world’s first drone play.”

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Arts & Entertainment

Camille Bloom: Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me is an emotional love-letter written for those seeking empowerment and truth.

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Words from the Corazón: Out Mexican Slam Poet Chibbi Orduña Talks Sexuality, Culture, and More

From creating his Laredo Border Slam to hosting the weekly Write About Now slam at Avant Garden, Orduña has poetry…

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One Love, One Finish, One Step at a Time: The Gay 10K Celebrates Being LGBTQ in Houston

In the LGBTQ community, inclusion is everything. That’s why Stephanie Warren felt a need to found The Gay 10K, a…

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White Oak Music Hall and Raven Tower Revolutionize the Music Venue Scene

The newest venues to hit the Houston entertainment scene are White Oak Music Hall (WOMH) and Raven Tower, a pair…

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Defining Machismo: Queer Chicano Josh Inocéncio Explores Family Roots in One-Man Play

Josh Inocéncio—a queer Chicano—comes from a family whose lineage traces back to the P’urhépecha people of southern Mexico. Through hyper-heterosexuality,…

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