Neil Ellis Orts

Neil Ellis Orts

Neil Ellis Orts is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
Features

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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Features

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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Features

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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Features

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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Features

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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Arts & Entertainment

A Texan, a Japanese, and a Mississippian Walk into a Dance Studio

OutSmart chats with three out gay male dancers from Hope Stone Dance Company.

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Features

A Blessing Ceremony for Same-Gender Relationships

St. Stephen’s to be the first Episcopal Church in Houston to offer same-gender blessings.

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