Neil Ellis Orts

Neil Ellis Orts is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
Arts & Entertainment

Fluid Foremother

Suzanne Vega brings queer pioneer Carson McCullers to life.

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Keeping It Together Without the Love: Toni Tennille Talks Her New Memoir

As a fan of Toni Tennille since 1975, it was a thrill to be able to talk with her for…

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Restarting at Zero: Introducing the Pastor at Kindred Montrose

Kindred is a “restart”—a chance to try new things in an old setting.

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Grace Lutheran Church Closes, Kindred Rises

For 94 years, Grace Lutheran Church has been a presence in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood. Then, on January 10, 2016, it…

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Author Leah Lax: A Jewish Lesbian ‘Uncovered’

A Jewish lesbian’s 30-year journey into and out of an Hasidic community in Houston.

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Arts & Entertainment

Art, Poetry, and the Stages of Queer Identity

Poet Scott Wiggerman offers a writing workshop at the MFAH.

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Arts & Entertainment

A Body of Collaborative Work

Dancer Bill T. Jones inaugurates a new lecture series at the University of Houston. "It’s going to be a far-reaching…

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On Liberty, Unity, and Keeping His Cool

When Gene Robinson became the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in 2004, the fact that he was…

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Opinion/Commentary

Witnessing and Blessing

Reflection on St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s first ceremony for a same-sex couple. by Neil Ellis Orts In many ways, the…

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Local News

SHSU Loses Beloved Dance Teacher

Jonathan Charles, a native of Wharton, graduate of the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a theater and dance faculty member…

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